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    is this necessary?

    i had some dutch clips and some 1/16" line that i removed from my tarp. what i decided to do was make an adjustable line for my wilderness logics bugnet. basically what i do is clip the line to the bugnet, run it up and around the knot on the toggle, and then use the dutch clip to adjust. i do this on both sides. is this necessary? i figure it's a good way to keep the net off your face(i have a structural ridgeline) plus it gets the bottom of the net off the ground some. keeps it clean and not get snagged on anything.


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    Whatever works for you. The thing is, there is no Dutchware in the picture.

    You could do away with the either the S biner or both the S biner and the Tarp Key. You could simply tie the line to the bugnet, loop it around the toggle and tie a rolling hitch or something similar. I can tie a hitch in the same amount of time as it takes to use a tarp key.
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    Necessary? Well if your bug net keeps the bug out without it than no, but if you like what it does than do it. HYOH as they say here.
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    i meant dutch hook not dutch clip. but the anchor shaped metal thing is apparently a dutch hook. i asked the person who i got the tarp from and they said that they believe it was a dutch hook.

    i'm not sure if it keeps the bugs away or not, i haven't had a chance to use it yet, but i do like this set up. does it make sense at all though?

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    What you're working with there is called a tarp key. If you want to use a Dutch hook and eliminate some complexity and knot tying at the same time, try this little prusik trick with some spliced zing-it. It weighs less than 1 gm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bkautzman89 View Post
    i meant dutch hook not dutch clip. but the anchor shaped metal thing is apparently a dutch hook. i asked the person who i got the tarp from and they said that they believe it was a dutch hook.

    i'm not sure if it keeps the bugs away or not, i haven't had a chance to use it yet, but i do like this set up. does it make sense at all though?
    Makes sense if it pulls up the bugnet more. That thing is Bloomgorge's tarp key
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    oh. tarp key. thank you for clarifying bubba. i've been looking for it to get more.

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