Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: SE Michigan
Hammock: Warbonnet Blackbird DL 1.7
Tarp: WB camo SF
Insulation: yeti UQ, king TQ
best way to stake out guyline (w/ tensioner)
So I have made some self tensioning guy lines and attached them to my tarp. Pretty simple but rewarding process
Is there a Hammock Forums preferred way to attach these four corner guylines to my ground stakes?
Been playing with guylines this week.
My lines are the braided mason line which is almost as slick as dyneema. I tried toying with the plastic triangle tensioners. They work OK, but if I wiggle the line back and forth the slip.
I tried prussik knots but they either slip, or can't be moved, depending on how many wraps I do. No good.
Till I come up with something better I'm just going to move the stake.
In the mean time, I'm swapping out all my messy lines attached with bowline knots with new lines I've carefully spliced brummels into each end on.
The tarp side goes on with a larks head, and I can either slip the fixed eye around the stake on the other side, or pull a bite through the fixed eye to larks head something bigger than the eye.
2.2 Zing-It staked out through the bite of a mini line lock. I prefer the mini glows with a glow skull bead on the line to keep the loop in the mini from being pulled closed during storage. Gives me a glowing point at the stake and half way up the line at night. Running scouts are hard on tarp lines...
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