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    Pretty clever tip ... never thought about that myself! Very clever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kodaking View Post
    So how much do these costs and where to buy them
    I used some junk arrows from my archery tourney days,,but you can go to any archery shop and get arrows that fit inside each other as there are a bunch of sizes of aluminum arrows that might work,,or even carbon for that matter. You can use a small copper water line pipe cutter, then a round file to debur the insides of the arrows,,if you notice from the pics,,large florscent green arrow knocks on 1/8" shock chord on the side tie outs of my cuben tarp. Cut the arrows into 3 equal pieces with about a 2" piece glued in the ends to join with a 1" exposed to go inside the other piece of arrow with hot melt glue.

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    [QUOTE=Acer;873257], then a round file to debur the insides of the arrows,,QUOTE]

    do this for sure ..I cut a tarp by not ...

    did the trekking poles myself ..pics from about a year ago .. I like the locked brummel method



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    Quote Originally Posted by fallkniven View Post

    I have (I love their work), however, now you're talking more weight, additional items to bring, and more $$$.

    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    Nice. Any tendency for the pole to slip to one side?
    I haven't noticed any. The prusiks hold everything in balance and snug. The more the wind blows the pole one way, the more the prusik and girth hitch from the other end holds/tightens.

    Quote Originally Posted by Acer View Post
    I use my arrow mods, set of 2 for the tarp pull outs is 2.5 oz, 48" long, by using 2413 shafts cut and 2117's for the inserts glued inside the 2413's with hot melt glue. Works super great for me and don't weigh anything.
    Cool idea. I actually got the idea from Lukesteg who used Easton Nanolites in the exact same manner. My only issue with something I don't already have is the same as above - mainly more $$$. If you had the materials sitting around the house, however, you'd only have to deal with the more weight/additional stuff to pack issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackwolf View Post
    then a round file to debur the insides of the arrows,

    do this for sure ..I cut a tarp by not ...

    did the trekking poles myself ..pics from about a year ago .. I like the locked brummel method



    I figured someone must have tried this before. The deadeye with the girth hitch keeps things nice and secure.

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    This is awesome. I was wondering how i was going to make some space for my DIY bridge under a tarp. This will fit the bill perfectly.

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    Thanks for posting this, Tendertoe! That is a great idea. I will definitely try that. I've been resisting the pole mods due to the weight of the extra pole and in order to KISS (keep it simple, Scott). I've been using the same Prussik hitch method for my tie-outs on my JRB 11x10 tarp and it's worked well.
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    Great idea! This needs to be tried.

    Two questions for different weather conditions though:

    How does it hold up in strong winds? Especially when it's a bit chaotic and gusty?

    And did you ever try it out in winter? Looks like the tarp can collect a bunch of snow pulled out that way - and a bit more difficult to get it off just by poking at the tarp.

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    Great Idea, I am going to try it out. I don't like all the lines coming out either. Thanks for sharing this with us!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by K0m4 View Post
    Great idea! This needs to be tried.

    Two questions for different weather conditions though:

    How does it hold up in strong winds? Especially when it's a bit chaotic and gusty?

    And did you ever try it out in winter? Looks like the tarp can collect a bunch of snow pulled out that way - and a bit more difficult to get it off just by poking at the tarp.
    Although I haven't tried these in heavy winds or snow, I can't imagine them performing any differently than the traditional cordage-only pullouts.

    Even with the cordage-only pullouts I have to knock snow off every couple hours in serious snow. I'm assuming you'd have to do the same with these.

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