Sharing a video I made on tying tarp knots for anyone interested

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Drewboy64

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When I was learning these knots, I had to go to multiple videos to learn them. The Ray Mears video is great to watch, but unfortunately not so clear and difficult to follow. I tried to make this video is clear and easy to follow as possible. so hopefully it helps some folks

Cheers

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Tank

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I thought that was a very well filmed demo of the knots, would have loved it when learning these knots.
I am sure loads will find this a helpful video.
 

kelster

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That's a great video. Short, informative and skilfully presented. I liked the use of the close up and speed used when presenting how to tie and use the knots.
 

Ruud

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Nice video! Very clear with the white rope and the black pole, good idea of yours!

I do have a very little remark in regards of the Tension Tarp Knot. When bringing the rope back around the pole the rope should overlap the rope that was initially there. This prevents the rope from slipping back, resulting in loss of tension of the ridge line you're setting up.
 

Drewboy64

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Nice video! Very clear with the white rope and the black pole, good idea of yours!

I do have a very little remark in regards of the Tension Tarp Knot. When bringing the rope back around the pole the rope should overlap the rope that was initially there. This prevents the rope from slipping back, resulting in loss of tension of the ridge line you're setting up.

Ah, so in other words it goes over the rope attached to the tarp rather than under? I feel like I've seen it done both ways, but I'll definitely have to do that.

I experimented a bit and found that tugging on the loop can help keep the knot tense, but it can be a bit cumbersome. Thanks!
 

Ruud

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At 3:12 seconds you should wrap the end you're holding on top of the rope that is already around the pole. The rope needs to cross, which is what makes the rope jam between the pole and the rope itself. A bit hard to explain... But you can still tie your final knot from underneath, no problem.

This is on of the rare video's which shows what I mean. At 1:00 minutes Paul describes to cross the rope to add friction, that was what I meant. :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sj41GwEaKeQ

Just a little detail that makes a world of difference in keeping your ridge line nice and taut!
 
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rorymax

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Drewboy 64

Thank you so much, really well explained goodjob.

I think that showing just 3 knots at a time is a good method of tuition.

Appreciated, and hope you can show us another 3 knots that are explained in your easy to learn style.

rorymax
 
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Just like to say thanks, having not set up a tarp for over 20 years, my brain needs simple easy instructions on how to do it. That was really well demonstrated and filmed
 

Drewboy64

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At 3:12 seconds you should wrap the end you're holding on top of the rope that is already around the pole. The rope needs to cross, which is what makes the rope jam between the pole and the rope itself. A bit hard to explain... But you can still tie your final knot from underneath, no problem.

This is on of the rare video's which shows what I mean. At 1:00 minutes Paul describes to cross the rope to add friction, that was what I meant. :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sj41GwEaKeQ

Just a little detail that makes a world of difference in keeping your ridge line nice and taut!

Ah, got you! That was very helpful, thanks!

Drewboy 64

Thank you so much, really well explained goodjob.

I think that showing just 3 knots at a time is a good method of tuition.

Appreciated, and hope you can show us another 3 knots that are explained in your easy to learn style.

rorymax

I'll definitely try to do more of these then. Thanks

Just like to say thanks, having not set up a tarp for over 20 years, my brain needs simple easy instructions on how to do it. That was really well demonstrated and filmed

Thank you, glad you liked it!
 

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