Curtains and rope-ology

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Curtains and rope-ology

Postby SmokeyBob » Mon Sep 25, 2006 12:13 am

Outside view of my curtains. Wally World hand towels, cheap.
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I hung the curtains using a 1/2" wooden dowel. Attaching the curtain to the rod with 3" velcro strips. To raise the curtain I just roll it up on the rod.
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A simple method to adjust the tension on your tent or tarp rope. A 4" length of a 1" dowel rod. Drill a small hole 1/2" from each end. The size of the hole depends on the diameter of your rope. The hole should be just big enough to insert the rope with a little resistance. The length of rope I use is 11'. That gives me a couple of extra feet in case I need to move my tent stakes further out from the shelter.
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The angle of the dowel causes the rope to lock in place.
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I use a spring clip at the end of the rope to attach to the tarp. Makes attaching the rope a lot easier than tying it.
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Ya'll have a great day :D
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Postby stjohn » Mon Sep 25, 2006 12:27 am

Funny you posted that we bought our hand towel curtains for the td last wed.
were just going to put them up w/tacks were really cheap won't enen spring for a curtain rod :lol: :lol: thanks for the rope tips good stuff there.

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Postby Miriam C. » Mon Sep 25, 2006 9:36 pm

Thanks for the rope-ology lesson. 8)
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Postby Dale M. » Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:15 pm

PVC tubing also works well for "rope locks"...

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Postby GHOSTSSX » Tue Sep 26, 2006 11:55 pm

Every Good Tarpologist should have these in their arsenal:

http://www.campingworld.com/browse/skus/index.cfm?deptID=2&subOf=48,10&skunum=20666&affiliateID=590

You can get them at Wally World too!

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Postby asianflava » Wed Sep 27, 2006 12:42 am

I've got a dozen of those things. I got a couple 6-packs of em' at HF.
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Postby stjohn » Wed Sep 27, 2006 12:46 am

Not sure of the quality is the same but i bought a handful at auto zone for .99$ a pc. pretty handy
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Postby SmokeyBob » Wed Sep 27, 2006 7:49 am

I use those clips on my tarps and to keep my smoker cover from blowing off on those windy days. I think I bought my at Lowe's.
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