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    Quote Originally Posted by MotoHanger View Post
    I am cheap, so I started using the "figure 8 wind" to wrap up my guy lines (really any cord). I forget where I saw this first, but you take two fingers then simply wind your cord around them using a figure 8 pattern.

    It would seem like it would just make a tangled mess, but it actually works. When you go to deploy, you can just toss the line out and you are ready to go.
    Sounds like a good option, thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    Figure 8 hanking is what I do for all the cordage I carry. I do tend to do it with my tarp lines even thought I use tarp sleeves. I have not had any tangles just using the sleeves but I still find it easier to have the lines organized. I can hank an 8 foot line in under 10 seconds so I don't see a down side to doing it. I also like leaving my tarp lines permanently attached to the tarp so they don't get lost.
    Ditto!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sliver View Post
    I have learned and tried quite a few ways to store cordage (fireman, climber, sailor, etc). The easiest way I have found is to fold your cord in half until you have the smallest length that you can tie an overhand knot in and tie one in it.

    It's fast, easy, and your cord doesn't tangle. Frankly, when I tried this, I didn't think it would work. Now that I've used it for a long time, I don't think there is a simpler, faster way to do it.
    Thanks for the info yet another option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    Figure 8 hanking is what I do for all the cordage I carry. I do tend to do it with my tarp lines even thought I use tarp sleeves. I have not had any tangles just using the sleeves but I still find it easier to have the lines organized. I can hank an 8 foot line in under 10 seconds so I don't see a down side to doing it. I also like leaving my tarp lines permanently attached to the tarp so they don't get lost.
    Thanks for the info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    Figure 8 hanking is what I do for all the cordage I carry. I do tend to do it with my tarp lines even thought I use tarp sleeves. I have not had any tangles just using the sleeves but I still find it easier to have the lines organized. I can hank an 8 foot line in under 10 seconds so I don't see a down side to doing it. I also like leaving my tarp lines permanently attached to the tarp so they don't get lost.
    Quote Originally Posted by swankfly View Post
    Ditto!

    swank
    Double-ditto! Or +1, or whatever you want to call it!

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    Another hanker here

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    +1 here for the tarp skins also, great time saver.
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    Also figure-8. At the end of each line I have a 6" piece of 3/32" bungee, attached like a T. To secure the hank, a single over-hand knot in the bungee will hold during packing and unpacking, but it's easy to release. This works so well to avoid tangles that I have stopped using snake skins entirely. I just furl the tarps and put them in an outside pack pocket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WV View Post
    Also figure-8. At the end of each line I have a 6" piece of 3/32" bungee, attached like a T. To secure the hank, a single over-hand knot in the bungee will hold during packing and unpacking, but it's easy to release. This works so well to avoid tangles that I have stopped using snake skins entirely. I just furl the tarps and put them in an outside pack pocket.
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    while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn."
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    I'm a 'figure 8-R' too, and I've found that my wife's elastic hair bands (cloth covered) work great for securing those hanks - cheap too! No need to do that too much anymore though, as I'm using snakeskins now.
    I also sail, so I f-8 my lines on the boat, but on a larger scale than 2-3 MM stuff.
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