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    Default Anyone used tarp clips ?

    Has anybody had any experience with tarp clips such as these
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/TEKTON-6268...rds=tarp+clips

    Or these
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Holdon-5325...rds=tarp+clips

    Or any types come to that.
    If so, which ones and are they any good, and will they stay gripped to the tarp in highish winds ?
    I'm talking camping tarps here, not the thicker type ones used in the building trade etc.

    I'll say thankyou in advance in case I forget later .
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    I have used the "Holdon type" for years with no issues Paul, mine are a larger version though, very effective with no damage so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toptec View Post
    I have used the "Holdon type" for years with no issues Paul, mine are a larger version though, very effective with no damage so far.
    Steve
    Thanks Steve, which size would you recommend for clipping onto a DD type tarp for instance ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OLD MAN View Post
    Thanks Steve, which size would you recommend for clipping onto a DD type tarp for instance ?
    I'll check mine out tonight & be in touch Paul
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toptec View Post
    I'll check mine out tonight & be in touch Paul
    Thaaaaaankyouuuu
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    I've also used the holdon type - they work fine on both nylon and cotton canvas tents
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toptec View Post
    I have used the "Holdon type" for years with no issues Paul, mine are a larger version though, very effective with no damage so far.
    Steve
    What Steve said. They're excellent.


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    Thanks guys, got some now and they certainly seem to grip tightly. I couldn't pull one off the edge of my tarp by hand
    Nin Wanakiwidee Tchiman

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    They work really well

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    Quote Originally Posted by rik_uk3 View Post
    They work really well

    That looks like a parachute.
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    I have also used these with excellent results,
    http://www.clingons.co.uk/
    No damage from either these or holdons, everyone should have a set for emergencies they can be lifesavers when the elements attack......
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    Hmm, these look like they'll add a new dimension to tarpology. And I'm already bemused enough when I start trying to work out what shaped tarp I'm going to go for...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal Grey View Post
    Hmm, these look like they'll add a new dimension to tarpology. And I'm already bemused enough when I start trying to work out what shaped tarp I'm going to go for...

    There's nowt wrong with a bit of "Full size Origami" Mal, with these the possibilities are endless.........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toptec View Post
    There's nowt wrong with a bit of "Full size Origami" Mal, with these the possibilities are endless.........
    Trouble is, I'm either knackered, or pissed, most times I'm putting a tarp up....
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    Sorry for the mild hijack, but has anyone got any suggestions for a clip that can fix to the middle of a tarp. I have a DD super light tarp that sags in when there's anything of a side wind. I'd like to be able to fit a tie-out to hold the sides out and keep the tarp away from the hammock. I could of course sew something in but if there's a clip that'll do it, so much the better.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by 55bbug View Post
    Sorry for the mild hijack, but has anyone got any suggestions for a clip that can fix to the middle of a tarp. I have a DD super light tarp that sags in when there's anything of a side wind. I'd like to be able to fit a tie-out to hold the sides out and keep the tarp away from the hammock. I could of course sew something in but if there's a clip that'll do it, so much the better.

    Thanks
    Find a smallish, smooth, round pebble ... place under tarp at required tie in point ... wrap tarp over pebble and whip/tie off ... you can put a tie-out anywhere you like that way ... maybe best used with really cheap tarps though
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    The clingons tore my DD 3x3 at Loch Doon at Easter though it was very windy - 60+ gusts. They were attached in the middle of a side and not at the edge. One pulled right off but both sides had tears that I've since smeared seam sealer on. Those scars will remind me of that trip forever.

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