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    I figure eight hank everything.
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    I use the figure eight on fingers for tie-outs and for lengths up to 50 ft (food bag rope). At the very end is a 6" piece of 3/32" bungee tied in the middle, like a tee. When the rope is fully wound around my fingers, I tie the bungee around the bundle with a single overhand knot. This holds better in transit than other methods I've tried, but it also comes loose more easily when I want it to. This is because of the tension of the bungee and the friction of its cover.

    Another advantage of the figure eight for a food rope is that it deploys easily when the rope is thrown over a tree limb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weaver2469 View Post
    A quick figure eight on your fingers works wonders. Put your thumb and pinkie out and figure eight around them. With a few inches left, hank the rope like in this diagram............
    I use the same technique with my 550 cord - which I use for everything except hammock suspension.

    Only difference is I wrap the whole coil - sticking the last bit of free end under that first loop formed by the standing end. A tug on the standing end and I have a real tight bundle.

    I have a long 20' coil for my ridge line but most coils are around 8'. I have one coil that's about 20' made up of various 1', 2' and 3' sections. I lay that one out first and if I'm short somewhere I untie a section off of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weaver2469 View Post
    A quick figure eight on your fingers works wonders. Put your thumb and pinkie out and figure eight around them. With a few inches left, hank the rope like in this diagram. (specifically, steps 17-21)

    http://www.animatedknots.com/coiling...matedknots.com

    It looks a little complicated until you practice it a couple of times. I am now really fast at it and do it for all of my lines. I even do it with the extra part of the whoopie slings, so it isn't hanging down in my way. No tangles.
    For my bear bag line, that's exactly what I do. No tangles, no muss, no fuss.

    For my tarp lines, it's a little more complicated to explain (though simpler to actually do). I have guyline pockets on my tarp, and I use a simple wrap around my hand until I have about 8" left on the line. I then wrap it around the coil and pass my tarp tensioners (I use a loop of shock cord on the end of my guyline so that I don't have to tie unneeded knots in the field) through and around just like I would a loop in the animation that weaver shared above.

    Hope that's clear as mud...
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    I use zing-it for my guy lines. I just toss them up inside the tarp as I roll it up to put the snake skins on. Then when I slide the skins off, the tarp unrolls and the lines fall out. Not much of a problem with them tangling. With my other tarp, I may have to try the figure 8.
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    I use the figure eight too. I even use it with my camp setup. My OCD kicks in a bit and I just don't like the loose hanging ends of all my lines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fallkniven View Post
    I think it's more of what cord you use, not how you store it. I use Z-packs 1.25mm Z-line spectra cord. All I do is leave the lines attatched to the tarp, and shove it all in the stuff sack. Never have problems with tangles.
    + 1. Never figure eight or coil, never had a problem.
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    I do it the old fashion way. I curse at it alot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stalker42 View Post
    I do it the old fashion way. I curse at it alot.
    This sounds like me and I use Lash-it. i cannot seem to keep the extra cord out of the way for anything.

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    Elastic hair ties work well. Also, you can use the daisy chain method. That's what I do. Works with any cord of any size. And it won't tangle. Do a google search for daisy chain paracord. It'll show you how to do it.

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