Bob wrote:Parachute cord or parcel twine, just learn how to tie a knot that will keep my fingers from abusing the keyboard.
Trishntek wrote:The variables you leave in your question are infinite. Is it shade netting? Or is it actual Tarp? What kind of frame are you using? Are you planning to support posts only with rope between? Is in a monkey hut?
With my rigid-frame shade structure, I would say parachute cord is probably sufficient. If you are simply tying shade netting between two vehicles, use 3/8" rope.
wraith wrote:550 cord is pretty good stuff. I've used it a lot for building tarp shelters, and the grommets will tear out of the tarp before it will break.
ForumSn0w wrote:I was wondering if any of you have used parachute cord to secure your tarps and shade structures to the playa before? Nothing large 20x20 max for the shade. It would suck majorly to have my "home" blown away while I was gone. Any suggestions for a different type of rope besides used climbing rope (only because its a pain to find) would be awesome, thankyou.
TomServo wrote:wraith wrote:550 cord is pretty good stuff. I've used it a lot for building tarp shelters, and the grommets will tear out of the tarp before it will break.
put duct tape, or gorilla tape over both sides of the grommet. 1999 was the last year I lost a grommet.
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