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David Poston
(dgposton) - F

Locale: Texas / Colorado
Where can I get those black plastic thingies? on 06/18/2008 17:12:47 MDT Print View

I'm sorry, the name escapes me at the moment--but where can I get those black plastic thingies you use to close drawcords--the ultralight version of course--and the cord to go with it? (I hope I'm not embarassing myself here).

John Roan
(JRoan) - MLife

Locale: Vegas
Re: Where can I get those black plastic thingies? on 06/18/2008 17:17:38 MDT Print View

BPL sells the AirCore PRO Dyneema Guyline Cord Kit...look under SHOP, SHELTER, or go to this link. Very nice...and on sale right now! (I sound like I work here or something - not)!

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/aircore_pro_dyneema_spectra_guyline_cord_50_ft.html

Derek Cox
(derekcox) - F

Locale: Southeast
Re: Where can I get those black plastic thingies? on 06/18/2008 18:15:54 MDT Print View

try thru-hiker.com or quest outfitters. one or both of them should have what you're looking for i think.

David Lewis
(davidlewis) - MLife

Locale: Nova Scotia, Canada
Re: Re: Where can I get those black plastic thingies? on 06/18/2008 20:10:03 MDT Print View

BTW.... black plastic thingers = cord locks :-) So you know what to ask for it you're looking locally.

aaron mount
(amount) - F

Locale: Sierra Foothills
Re:Re: Re: Where can I get those black plastic thingies? on 06/18/2008 21:25:45 MDT Print View

great site to deal with

http://zpacks.com/accessories/spectra_cord.shtml

David Poston
(dgposton) - F

Locale: Texas / Colorado
Where can I get UL cord locks? on 06/19/2008 07:52:41 MDT Print View

Thanks, so they're called "cord locks." Does BPL carry them? Also need some light cordage for making my own stuff sack drawstrings.

PS--If you have advice on making my own rock sack for bear bagging, please advise.

David Poston
(dgposton) - F

Locale: Texas / Colorado
UL cord for general use? on 06/19/2008 07:54:21 MDT Print View

Oh, and I'm also in need of some UL cord for general camp applications--stringing wet clothing in camp, making lanyards, etc., (not bear bagging--I have the AirCore Pro for that). I need something that ties knots well. Would you guys recommend the spectra cord sold here, is there a cheaper (and readily available) alternative?

thanks
David

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
UL Rope on 06/19/2008 08:34:48 MDT Print View

Kelty- Tripeze= strong, lightweight and it reflects at night.

Eric Noble
(ericnoble) - MLife

Locale: Colorado Rockies
Re: Where can I get UL cord locks? on 06/19/2008 09:17:01 MDT Print View

I purchased mine at http://thru-hiker.com. Be aware that spectra line is quite slick and may not provide enough friction to keep the cord locks from slipping. This depends upon your application. Ayce at thruhiker can help with questions.

Edited by ericnoble on 06/19/2008 09:17:36 MDT.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: UL Rope on 06/19/2008 09:54:32 MDT Print View

Kelty Triptease

Richard Matthews
(food) - F

Locale: Colorado Rockies
Re: Where can I get UL cord locks? on 06/19/2008 11:29:12 MDT Print View

Try zpacks.com

http://www.zpacks.com/accessories/spectra_cord.shtml

JAMES CALL
(Conductor) - MLife

Locale: Sierra Nevada
Where can I get those black plastic thingies on 06/19/2008 12:01:38 MDT Print View

I got mine at Quest outfitters. No minimum order, super friendly service, and great shipping. Tool around thier web site, and watch your list grow!

Michael Crosby
(djjmikie) - MLife

Locale: Ky
RE: Where can I get those black plasitc thingies? on 06/19/2008 12:04:01 MDT Print View

Richard,
Thanks for the heads up on the cord locks. I also snaged 13 oz. of 800+ Fill Power White Canadian Goose Down for $2.67 less an oz than thru-hiker(A great place to buy things).
Thanks again,
Mike

David Poston
(dgposton) - F

Locale: Texas / Colorado
Re: Re: Where can I get UL cord locks? on 06/19/2008 12:25:57 MDT Print View

Richard,

Thanks for the link. Z Packs looks like a great site for DIY stuff. The spectra cord there looks way lighter than Triptease, too.

Do you know where I can get a UL mesh bag for a rock sack for bear bagging?

Dave T
(DaveT) - F
quest. on 06/19/2008 12:29:20 MDT Print View

thanks for the heads-up for quest outfitters. i hadn't heard of them before. great selection of stuff!

Joshua Gilbert
(joshcgil2) - F

Locale: Seattle
UL mesh bag on 06/19/2008 12:30:54 MDT Print View

Avocado bag at the local grocery store. Make guacamole, then use bag for rock. light and cheap, and if you lose it in the woods, well, make more guacamole when you get home.

Richard Matthews
(food) - F

Locale: Colorado Rockies
Re: UL Mesh Bags on 06/19/2008 12:55:59 MDT Print View

I think I use the bag for the GoLite Poncho/Tarp

Steve O
(HechoEnDetroit) - F

Locale: South Kak
re: source for line tensioners on 06/19/2008 14:59:36 MDT Print View

Link to linelocs at Quest

Edited by HechoEnDetroit on 06/19/2008 15:00:56 MDT.