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Re: [AT-L] Little dojiggies for tent staking



At 05:03 PM 9/6/96 +0000, you wrote:
>I got a dumb question probably.  I got a larger tent from REI about a year
>ago for when we are in a situation where we are not backpacking and concerned
>about weight.  It came with this little black plastic elongated oval things,
>maybe 1/2" by 
>1-1/4", with three holes down the middle of them.  They are for shortening or
>increasing the tension on the tie down lines.  My question is how in the heck
>do you use them?  I don't even know how to put them on the lines, much less
>use them!!  There are no directions for use with the tent.   
>
>Anyone know?
>
>Alice
>IL Fltlndr@aol.com
>
>
Thread your line through the tensioner per my crude drawing below.  You can
adjust the tension by changing the size of the "loop" passing around your stake.



               Tent
                |
                |
                | 
                |             .............
          ____  |  ________  |  ________  |  ____   
                |            |            Knot
                |            |
                |  Stake     |
                |............|