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    Cord Stowing

    How do you guys stow your cordage, in your pack, while hiking? For instance the guy lines attached to your tarp, the guy lines that run to trees, extra paracord, etc?

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    Cord Stowing

    I leave my guylines on my tarp. If you use lines that don't tangle, then the 6'-8' of line shouldn't even need to be hanked. For my longer lines and spare lines, I figure 8 it around my hand and them make several wraps around the figure 8, tucking the last wrap in under the second to last.
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    The corner guys on my tarp are wrapped around the triangle attachment point. All the other lines are figure eight wrapped and stowed in my stake bag. I take an assortment of Zing-It lines beyond what the tarp requires... I always seem to find uses.
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    Cord storage with double sided Velcro

    I sewed double-sided Velcro to the corner reinforcements of my tarp. The Velcro wraps around my cordage and keeps it contained.

    I can't attach pictures right now, but here is a link to the DIY tarp designs thread post where I previously posted some (large) images. See the second image:

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...7&postcount=64
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    All my guylines stay on the tarps. just rolll it or figure-8 and into the snakeskins it all goes.

    For extra cordage, I'll figure-8 wrap it and place into a ziploc bag so I can dump it anywhere in the backpack.

    Hammock suspension detaches from hammock in case it is wet - so i keep that in a mesh bag alongside the tent stakes and tarp(in it's snakeskins). That way i can hang/secure the entire mesh bag of wet stuff on the outside of the backpack to dry if need be.
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    Tha figure 8 hanking on my thumb and pinky is what I do for all my cordage. Never have tangles.
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    All my tarps have small pockets sewn in the corners. I figure 8 my lines and stuff them in the pockets. Never have tangles.

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    Cords all stay attached to the tarp, suspension whoopies stay attached to the hammock. I'm using hair elastics to stow the longer cords until I figure out if there's a better way - stow pockets/velcro/etc.

    Tree straps, toggles, spare cord and tent pegs all have their own spots in a DIY ripstop packet that rolls up then gets bound with a short length of spare amsteel which can also be put to emergency use if needed.

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    I larks head a hair tie onto the guy out point them figure eight hank the line and pull it through. I find it easier than whipping the line with its self and also a bit neater. I figure eight my extra line and keep it together with a hair tie. That goes in my stake bag with a little towel to wipe the tarp if wet.
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    i just leave my cords attached, for every thing else i use one of these

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...ad.php?t=68766

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