November 20, 2015 8:16 PM MST - Subscription purchasing, account maintenance, forum profile maintenance, new account registration, and forum posting have been disabled
as we prepare our databases for the final migration to our new server next week. Stay tuned here for more details.
Subscribe Contribute Advertise Facebook Twitter Instagram Forums Newsletter
Removable ponchotarp guy lines
Display Avatars Sort By:
Timo Anttalainen

Locale: Finland, Espoo
Removable ponchotarp guy lines on 04/09/2009 13:41:52 MDT Print View

tarp gyu linesHi, i make removable gyu lines to my ponchotarp. This "hook" is made from bicycles spokes. Weight is 2g. and it's very durable. Now it's easy remove lines when i'm using poncho as raingear.tarp gyu lines2

Edited by timoa on 04/09/2009 13:46:27 MDT.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Removable guy lines on 04/09/2009 15:28:50 MDT Print View

Great stuff Timo! The hooks look very durable too. You might want to look at BPL's Nite Ize S-Biners..They to are removable and have two locked ends just in case the wind really picks up. The S-Binders are very quick and easy to connect and disconnect.

Matt Lutz
(citystuckhiker) - F

Locale: Midwest
Re: Removable guy lines on 04/09/2009 21:15:10 MDT Print View

I just bought a set of 'biners from Zpacks. According to Joe, they are the same ones sold by MLD.

Great idea!

Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
Re: Removable ponchotarp guy lines on 04/09/2009 22:01:31 MDT Print View


You may have just increased the MYOG rating of my kit and saved me from from buying a bunch of mini-biners. Thanks!

Is that heat-shrink tubing covering the closed loop?

Unknown abc
(edude) - F
"Removable ponchotarp guy lines" on 04/09/2009 23:45:42 MDT Print View

Timo, I also recommend the Nite Ize S-Biners. Although I do not own a poncho-tarp, I use the #2 for bearbagging.

all around they are a well designed biner, and you might also be able to get some at WalMart or Ace Hardware or somewhere like that, thats where I got mine.

hope that helps!

Edited by edude on 04/11/2009 14:47:02 MDT.

Ken T.
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: All up in there
Removable ponchotarp guy lines on 04/10/2009 06:55:40 MDT Print View

Those MYO ones look like drapery hooks with the points cut off.

todd h
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: SE
Re: Removable ponchotarp guy lines on 04/10/2009 08:42:47 MDT Print View

That's EXACTLY what I was thinking, Ken!

(Don't tell anyone we know what drapery hooks look like:) )