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    I cut about 4 feet or so of 3/32" elastic cord and put a mitten hook at one end and a line lock hook on the other end. I made 4 sets of these for the doors. At first I thought I made the cord too long but i like the flexibility now. If I want one set of doors open and leave the other side closed, it's possible because of the cord length.
    When in full closed door mode, I use the line lock hooks to tension the elastic cord.

    This is from yesterday. I just got back from a 2 night trip and was able to test out the HG Journey for the first time. Worked out well. I bought 10 line lock hooks from Dutchware and was able to use them all. 4 for the doors. 4 for the tie outs. Then I used the last two for the side panel pullouts (1/8" shock cord with mitten hooks on the other end).

    For the ridgeline, I used 2 Dutchware Stingerz. I spliced two Zing-It lines 10 feet in length.

    For all the tie outs, I added a loop of 1/8" shock cord to the beastee d-rings. I have the tie outs and stakes all separate. I like having less cords around when pulling over the snakeskin.
    I cut 6 feet of reflective cord with a loop at one end and the line lock hook on the other end.
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    Last edited by rodfather; 10-11-2022 at 14:05.

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    This is all great feedback. Thanks! Keep it coming...

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    There's more pics in the trip report. https://rodoutdoors.wordpress.com/20...d-trip-report/
    I pitched the tarp in different ways depending on the wind and sun. It was just fun messing with it to be honest.

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    Here is my door closure arrangement... in the photo, left to right, shock cord --> plastic hook --> whoopie made from zingit

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    Later, I removed the little carabiner-type 'gate' from the plastic hook, which made it a bit less annoying to engage/disengage. With constant tension from the shock cord, it never came off even in high winds.
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    What I did sounds a lot like Rodfather's setup. Here's a video link of somebody else's similar setup to mine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csgsHtfceB4

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadeye View Post
    What I did sounds a lot like Rodfather's setup. Here's a video link of somebody else's similar setup to mine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csgsHtfceB4
    I followed that method for rigging the doors on a Superfly. Works great.

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    I took some ideas from this video: https://youtu.be/iVGU4ZG-z40?t=265

    I used those line lock 3 hooks used in the video for the doors and tie outs. They're great. Makes it easy to tension.

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    ADVICE NEEDED: Door Guylines for Thunderfly Tarp?

    I like these door clips https://dutchwaregear.com/product/tarp-door-hook/

    works best with 3/32 shock cord

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    Thanks; I have not seen those.

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    My four guylines for the doors of the Thunderfly are 4 ft. of shockcord with a hook on the end of each. I can hook them around a tree or stake them out depending on the conditions.

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