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Rob Goes Walking

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Re: "Winterizing" my 3 season tents
« Reply #15 on: 10:58:00, 06/04/19 »
I don't think they knew about Planck constant or Big K back in the seventeen hundreds.


Big K is just a lump of metal they keep as a reference "constant".


According to Wikipedia they started using a lump of metal as the standard in 1799 because it was inconvenient to use a litre of water as a weight.




Litehiker

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« Reply #16 on: 19:56:57, 06/04/19 »
Sheesh!  Talk about thread drift...

ninthace

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Re: "Winterizing" my 3 season tents
« Reply #17 on: 20:17:57, 06/04/19 »
Sheesh!  Talk about thread drift...
Is that drift in knots, kmph, mph, fps, m/s or what?
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« Reply #18 on: 22:54:21, 06/04/19 »
ninth,
I was measuring it in rods per mile.

ninthace

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« Reply #19 on: 23:45:31, 06/04/19 »
ninth,
I was measuring it in rods per mile.
Then the answer would be 320 for a British mile and I believe the same for a US statute mile
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« Reply #20 on: 02:37:16, 07/04/19 »
OOPS! Senior Moment.


I meant rods /hour


"Old Timers' Disease" strikes again.


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« Reply #21 on: 06:36:01, 07/04/19 »
I've fiddled about with tents - adding extra guys; getting better pegs; sewing on extra pegging & guy attachment points, that sort of thing
I've also changed all the guy runners for the 3 - hole triangular type, which I find the easiest to use
I treated the zips with Ziplube

it does no ham to re - proof your tents; Granger's Fabsil is as good as any

richardh1905

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« Reply #22 on: 08:01:42, 07/04/19 »
I've also changed all the guy runners for the 3 - hole triangular type, which I find the easiest to use



I've just taken those off my 3 man Coleman Phad ebay tent! They always seem to cause a tangle in the guylines, and the holes were a tad too small for the cord making it very difficult to adjust the length.


Replaced them with these ordered on ebay from China - 1.66 for 10. Essentially the same as the guy runners sold by Hilleberg for 12 !









zuludog

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Re: "Winterizing" my 3 season tents
« Reply #23 on: 08:21:14, 07/04/19 »
They look like Chinese copies of Clam - Cleats
I've tried those, and couldn't get used to them - each to their own

Go to www.cleats.co.uk
they have various types of cleats and Dynema guyline available
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Litehiker

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Re: "Winterizing" my 3 season tents
« Reply #24 on: 20:41:35, 08/04/19 »
I prefer Line Loc tensioners. Mainly meant to be attached to the tent or tarp with light webbing they can also be used as stand-alone line tensioners. They work best with 2 or 3 mm lines.


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« Reply #25 on: 21:08:04, 08/04/19 »
Or for the ultra-super-lightweight folks, just ditch the guy runners altogether and tie a Taut Line Hitch which comes free with your guy lines  :)
No expense spared in pursuit of a bargain ;)
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richardh1905

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Re: "Winterizing" my 3 season tents
« Reply #26 on: 09:57:57, 09/04/19 »
They look like Chinese copies of Clam - Cleats
I've tried those, and couldn't get used to them - each to their own

Go to www.cleats.co.uk
they have various types of cleats and Dynema guyline available



I pitched the tent on a clifftop last night - the Chinese cleats worked very well for me.









PS - I'm giving up on 'winterizing' this tent - it flaps far too much in the wind.

Jac

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Re: "Winterizing" my 3 season tents
« Reply #27 on: 12:00:10, 09/04/19 »

PS ....................................................- it flaps far too much in the wind.



Using your dog as an anchor is cheating
So many paths, so little time

richardh1905

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Re: "Winterizing" my 3 season tents
« Reply #28 on: 12:01:30, 09/04/19 »

Using your dog as an anchor is cheating



 ;D


Is using her to pull me up a mountain cheating too?

Jac

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Re: "Winterizing" my 3 season tents
« Reply #29 on: 15:19:43, 09/04/19 »
;D 
Is using her to pull me up a mountain cheating too?



Absolutely  ;)        not
So many paths, so little time