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    Ridge line biner strength?

    I'm trying to locate locally the smallest, lightest biner I can use to attach the prussic knots on my ridgeline to my tarp but not sure how much weight they should be able to handle.

    What do you guys think I should consider strong enough for a tarp attachment?

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    Now for an even simpler question....do you really "need" hardware at all. I asked myself this a few months ago and decided the answer was No. I have a continuous ridgeline of zing-it for the tarp then the prussics (actually I use klemheist knots) are just tied right to the d-rings with no hardware.

    I haven't had the need to remove the tarp from the rigeline so it works fine for me. Less weight and nothing to get lost.

    Before that I was using some of the nite-ize s-biners. The #2 size seemed to work fine even though they're only rated for 10lbs. I still use one to connect the end of my ridgeline around the tree. So far so good.

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    I use mini carabiners from Alpkit over here ..

    http://www.alpkit.com/shop/cart.php?...ategory_id=250

    They don't need to be too strong I don't think.

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    I was thinking about that myself. If you want to be able to take it on & off, how about tying the prussik w/ a soft shackle?

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    All truth being told, my CRL is currently bling-less.

    I use a double set of prussics and a couple salvaged tent hooks. Still using mason line in fact. Works fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shewie View Post
    I use mini carabiners from Alpkit over here ..

    http://www.alpkit.com/shop/cart.php?...ategory_id=250

    They don't need to be too strong I don't think.

    That's kind of what I'm looking for but I can't find any locally. I really want to be able to remove my tarp from the ridgeline as well as swap out summer and winter tarps on the same ridgeline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VA Jim View Post
    I was thinking about that myself. If you want to be able to take it on & off, how about tying the prussik w/ a soft shackle?
    I'm not familiar with a soft shackle. Can you show me an example?

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    I had a dutch clip in mine. When I went to dutch woopie hooks the short dynaglide "pigtails" I use were easy for slipping the ridge line off if I needed to. 99% of the time I don't need to.
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    One word dutch ware it is like the bacon of hardware. he sells ridgeline biners that would work really well. Some pepole also use s bieners you can find them really small on amazon.
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