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    Tangle Free Tarp Line question

    What do you do with your line when packing up your tarp? Any hints to keep it tangle free?
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    Our technique at JRB...

    Start at the tarp corner of the line ... wrap around the hand 5 or 6 times.... wrap the final 3 feet or so around the bundle finish with a slippery tuck....

    Done...

    Next night pull the slip tag.... unrolled....no knots.....

    Takes abot 10 seconds a line..... Well worth the effort.

    Try it... You'll like it.

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    Wind it in a figure 8 pattern. Wrapping in a figure 8 keeps the line from twisting while you wind it up. I adopted this technique from winding headphone cables. Check out this video for more details:

    http://www.metacafe.com/watch/413044...thout_tangles/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter_pan View Post
    Our technique at JRB...

    Start at the tarp corner of the line ... wrap around the hand 5 or 6 times.... wrap the final 3 feet or so around the bundle finish with a slippery tuck....

    Done...

    Next night pull the slip tag.... unrolled....no knots.....

    Takes abot 10 seconds a line..... Well worth the effort.

    Try it... You'll like it.

    Pan
    Thanks Pan. I can't wait for my new Mount Rogers! I now will have the perfect set up with MR on top and HR as UQ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    Wind it in a figure 8 pattern. Wrapping in a figure 8 keeps the line from twisting while you wind it up. I adopted this technique from winding headphone cables. Check out this video for more details:

    http://www.metacafe.com/watch/413044...thout_tangles/
    That's the technique I have been using since Nest showed it to me at Springer last year. Everybody keeps asking why I use the mason line since it tangles so easy. Well, using this method I haven't had any tangles from packing/unpacking. Thanks for showing Nest HC4U!
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    My lines are not attached to the tarp, I have figure 9's at each corner. The lines are attached to my stakes. WHen it's time to wrap it all up, I hold all 4 stakes in my hand then wrap the lines in a figure 8 from the tops of the stakes to the bottoms, and put the bunch in a stuff sack. One benefit is that it's next to impossible to lose a stake. (I wish I could take a pic, but I'm not home for a few weeks)
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    Quote Originally Posted by amac View Post
    My lines are not attached to the tarp, I have figure 9's at each corner. The lines are attached to my stakes. WHen it's time to wrap it all up, I hold all 4 stakes in my hand then wrap the lines in a figure 8 from the tops of the stakes to the bottoms, and put the bunch in a stuff sack. One benefit is that it's next to impossible to lose a stake. (I wish I could take a pic, but I'm not home for a few weeks)
    I think this would work great for me. When I ordered my tarp, I had Brandon put on an extra ring on all corners. This is so I can Garda Hitch with Slipery Half for adjusting and easy break down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NorseAmerican View Post
    Thanks Pan. I can't wait for my new Mount Rogers! I now will have the perfect set up with MR on top and HR as UQ.
    Your welcome NorseAmerican....I'm sure that you'll be quite comfy.

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    Good question regarding tangles. I have begun wrapping a rubber band around the bundle to see if that helps keep the tangles down a bit. Thanks for the other suggestions.

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    Is the slippery tuck what was shown in the video?

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