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tom lakner
(lakneremu) - MLife

Locale: midwest
storing bear hang string on 11/11/2013 18:02:56 MST Print View

is there any perfect way to store bear hang string so that a person does not have to spend 5 minutes each night unraveling knots.
I've tried criss-crossing through an arm loop and a speaker cord method with the same results.
Any suggestions?

David Thomas
(DavidinKenai) - MLife

Locale: North Woods. Far North.
Re: storing bear hang string on 11/11/2013 18:05:51 MST Print View

Wind it around one of your water bottles or cooking pots. A bit of duct tape, gorilla tape or leuko tape will keep the two ends in place. Water bottles also make great places to store 4 to 10 inches of such tape, ready for use.

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Storing bear hang string on 11/11/2013 18:50:58 MST Print View

This is the best way I know to coil thin line.

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Storing bear hang string on 11/11/2013 19:01:04 MST Print View

Here is the abbreviated version of paracord management.

Same technique, just explained a little quicker.

David Gardner
(GearMaker) - M

Locale: Northern California
Re: storing bear hang string on 11/11/2013 19:14:00 MST Print View

What kind of string/cord are you using? If it's braided line, the technique used by rock climbers for their climbing ropes may be worth a try. They just stuff it into a stuff sack randomly, then feed it out carefully when removing from the stuff sack. When I started climbing I couldn't believe it would work, but it did, every time without fail. Never knots up, and doesn't put twists in the line. Don't know if it will work with thin braided line, but don't see why "knot." Worth a try.

Edited by GearMaker on 11/11/2013 19:34:50 MST.

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: storing bear hang string on 11/11/2013 19:21:13 MST Print View

Wrap it around an old credit card.

tom lakner
(lakneremu) - MLife

Locale: midwest
storing bear hang string on 11/11/2013 19:54:47 MST Print View

I'm using 2.2 mm zline slick.Seems to test my patience a lot as I prepare to throw the line .Just looking for a way to make this part of the day easier.

string on 11/11/2013 20:05:00 MST Print View

Shoving into a rock sack works fairly well.

When you wrap around anything, you put twist into the cord which then leads to tangling unless it is unwrapped in reverse.

When coiling a rope properly, when you make a loop by bringing hands together, you actually roll the rope between the thumb and index finger so it un-twists and relaxes it, then it lays flat. Same principle applies.

I didnt have much issue with 2mm
The smaller stuff I use now IS worse.

Justin Baker
(justin_baker) - M

Locale: Santa Rosa, CA
Re: storing bear hang string on 11/11/2013 20:19:28 MST Print View

With any piece of rope, if you simply take the two loose ends and tie an overhand knot it will rarely get tangled up.

David Thomas
(DavidinKenai) - MLife

Locale: North Woods. Far North.
Multipurposing. on 11/11/2013 20:31:23 MST Print View

If you have something in a stuff sack - sleeping bag, etc, just wrap the cord around that. It will serve as a compression stuff sack that way, getting a little smaller (or a lot if you want to apply tension on each wrap. The larger diameter means it won't take as many wraps as a water bottle to store.

tom lakner
(lakneremu) - MLife

Locale: midwest
storing string on 11/13/2013 16:56:16 MST Print View

Thanks everyone for your suggestions.I'll be trying them all out soon.

Justin C
(paintballr4life) - MLife

Locale: East Coast
re: on 11/14/2013 08:25:30 MST Print View

I use the little plastic piece that kite string comes wrapped around.

Brian Mix
(Aggro) - MLife

Locale: Western slope, Sierra Nevada
. on 11/14/2013 18:52:56 MST Print View

Following the logic of a climbers' rope bag, I made a stuff sack with a 3/4" opening that I stuff my line into. I can tie a rock on the end of the line and toss it over a branch and the line will pay out as much as needed never getting tangled. The bad is I made it out of camo patterned material so I nearly lose it every trip and it is tedious to stuff the line back in when packing up.