Jun 18, 2008 at 4:12 pm #1229664
I'm sorry, the name escapes me at the moment–but where can I get those black plastic thingies you use to close drawcords–the ultralight version of course–and the cord to go with it? (I hope I'm not embarassing myself here).Jun 18, 2008 at 4:17 pm #1438972
John RoanBPL Member
BPL sells the AirCore PRO Dyneema Guyline Cord Kit…look under SHOP, SHELTER, or go to this link. Very nice…and on sale right now! (I sound like I work here or something – not)!Jun 18, 2008 at 5:15 pm #1438988
try thru-hiker.com or quest outfitters. one or both of them should have what you're looking for i think.Jun 18, 2008 at 7:10 pm #1439007
David LewisBPL Member
@davidlewisLocale: Nova Scotia, Canada
BTW…. black plastic thingers = cord locks :-) So you know what to ask for it you're looking locally.Jun 18, 2008 at 8:25 pm #1439016
@amountLocale: Sierra Foothills
great site to deal withJun 19, 2008 at 6:52 am #1439071
Thanks, so they're called "cord locks." Does BPL carry them? Also need some light cordage for making my own stuff sack drawstrings.
PS–If you have advice on making my own rock sack for bear bagging, please advise.Jun 19, 2008 at 6:54 am #1439072
Oh, and I'm also in need of some UL cord for general camp applications–stringing wet clothing in camp, making lanyards, etc., (not bear bagging–I have the AirCore Pro for that). I need something that ties knots well. Would you guys recommend the spectra cord sold here, is there a cheaper (and readily available) alternative?
DavidJun 19, 2008 at 7:34 am #1439079
Jay WilkersonBPL Member
@creachenLocale: East Bay
Kelty- Tripeze= strong, lightweight and it reflects at night.Jun 19, 2008 at 8:17 am #1439083
Eric NobleBPL Member
@ericnobleLocale: Colorado Rockies
I purchased mine at http://thru-hiker.com. Be aware that spectra line is quite slick and may not provide enough friction to keep the cord locks from slipping. This depends upon your application. Ayce at thruhiker can help with questions.Jun 19, 2008 at 8:54 am #1439094Jun 19, 2008 at 10:29 am #1439107
@foodLocale: Colorado Rockies
Try zpacks.comJun 19, 2008 at 11:01 am #1439116
JAMES CALLBPL Member
@conductorLocale: Sierra Nevada
I got mine at Quest outfitters. No minimum order, super friendly service, and great shipping. Tool around thier web site, and watch your list grow!Jun 19, 2008 at 11:04 am #1439117
Michael CrosbyBPL Member
Thanks for the heads up on the cord locks. I also snaged 13 oz. of 800+ Fill Power White Canadian Goose Down for $2.67 less an oz than thru-hiker(A great place to buy things).
MikeJun 19, 2008 at 11:25 am #1439118
Thanks for the link. Z Packs looks like a great site for DIY stuff. The spectra cord there looks way lighter than Triptease, too.
Do you know where I can get a UL mesh bag for a rock sack for bear bagging?Jun 19, 2008 at 11:29 am #1439119
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Avocado bag at the local grocery store. Make guacamole, then use bag for rock. light and cheap, and if you lose it in the woods, well, make more guacamole when you get home.Jun 19, 2008 at 11:55 am #1439122
@foodLocale: Colorado Rockies
I think I use the bag for the GoLite Poncho/TarpJun 19, 2008 at 1:59 pm #1439145
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