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Art Sandt
(artsandt) - F
Guyline revelation - use loop to loop connection on 06/23/2008 15:48:20 MDT Print View

So... I've always tied my guylines onto my tarps with strong knots and left them there. I was thinking of how to rig up my new poncho tarp. Obviously the guylines can't stay on the tarp all the time. I'd want an easy knot that I could un-do quickly. Then it hit me: just tie loops at the ends of the individual guylines, and do a loop to loop connection to the tarp. This is a flyfishing knot, but it's strong, and I think it should work fine with tarps. Here's a link to what I'm talking about:

Anyone else figured this out, or have any thoughts on it?

Edited by artsandt on 06/23/2008 16:14:40 MDT.

Mike Klinefelter
(mjkline) - F

Locale: Southern California
BPL articles on 06/23/2008 17:14:19 MDT Print View

There are several BPL articles on tarping and using poncho tarps. I don't think you can view them if you're not a member. Here's a link to some info from Oware on guyline setup for tarps.

scroll down the page, it's right after the section on how to fix a hole on silicone nylon. Hope this helps.

Eric Blumensaadt
(Danepacker) - MLife

Locale: Mojave Desert
WHY TIE on 06/23/2008 17:33:59 MDT Print View

Use small plastic "snap clips" tied to the ends of your guy lines to much more quickly put the guylines on the tarp/poncho. Nice when seting up camp quickly to beat an approaching thunderstorm(OR breaking camp).


Jaiden .
(jaiden) - F
Re: Guyline revelation - use loop to loop connection on 06/23/2008 18:17:04 MDT Print View

I just tie a large bowline and then stick that through the tarp tieout and stuff the guyline through the loop. it works OK but it's the only method I've tried so I can't compare.