Tarp Clips?

1:44 p.m. on January 27, 2010 (EST)
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The ones that clamp on to a tarp or rainfly. There are so many on the market. This is not something I want to experiment with. As replacing a torn tarp or rainfly is expencive. Anybody know for a fact of any that wont damage the fabric?

8:59 p.m. on January 27, 2010 (EST)
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Consider Sierra Designs Grip Clip. Well made, and not harmful under ordinary conditions. When the wind gets too high, grommets will pull out, too.

http://www.campmor.com/outdoor/gear/Product___23884

5:47 p.m. on January 30, 2010 (EST)
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You can take a cork or a small stone, put it under the tarp fabric where you want the tie-out. Wrap a string, small cord or elastic around the cloth to hold the cork or stone in place, and you will create something to attach the tie-out line to. When I say cork I mean a small slice of the cork, not the whole cork. Cork pieces are light and have no sharp edges.

9:33 a.m. on February 1, 2010 (EST)
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What I'm looking at is this.

http://www.campmor.com/outdoor/gear/Product___23220

Anyone use these? I would use them for extra tie downs in case of realy high winds. But I dont want to damage the tent.

11:31 a.m. on February 1, 2010 (EST)
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I have used those before. They sometimes slid on silnylon in gusty or high winds but did not cause damage. For other fabric, less slick than silnylon, like the typical urethane-nylon combination, no problem. We use them to hold up a silk USA flag at the range where I work part-time with no problem at all.

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