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Old 08-04-2015   #1
 
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MSR Zing accessorizing

So i'm getting an MRS zing and was wondering what people had done to make it better or if it's good to go out of the box.. I have heard of people adding 2" rings to run oars through.. Are the stakes burly enough or should I look into getting better stakes.. Is the cordage long enough for a 10' or 11' oar... any help is appreciated, and thanks in advance

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my favorite zing thing is that one can rig tents so one vestibule opens to the weather but the other opens under the zing for dry access to the central zone. on a 3 tent trip you can do this for each tent while also having the kitchen under the tarp.

I find stakes are dictated more by the ground than by the tarp. Keep a mixed dozen as a half and extra line and you're golden. I use 9' or 10' oars or the poles the zing came with. or a combo of both.

The real trick is rigging it to shed wind and rain, and high enough to stand under. great tarp and light for the size. Mine's survived some burly wind and water weight.
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Get a set of these for your kit- invaluable when those nasty winds come up.

https://www.austinkayak.com/products...BxYhoCKerw_wcB

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2nd the Toughstake recommendation. When the wind comes up any large tarp is going to challenge a standard stake. Never had one blow out now after using them for 3 years; can't say that for even my favorite stake like the MSR Groundhog when I used it with the Zing.

Great tarp.

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Old 08-04-2015   #5
 
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I changed all the lines on my wings to loop straps, It makes it easy to set them up by yourself and keep them tight. I think I used 25' on the ends wth 20' straps on the sides (It's nice having the length to go around trees). I used clips on the NRS wing to make them removable, I didn't use them on the MSR wing and keep them on the wing all the time making it a little harder to untangle if it just gets stuffed in the sack without tucking the straps into their pockets first. Having some extra poles is nice too, Even better if they're adjustable. an assortment of stakes is nice to have too
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The Kelty poles are really nice- I was pleasantly surprised

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The Kelty poles are really nice- I was pleasantly surprised

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Yes they are, I use them with my NRS wing
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I went with the Nemo 12x12 with bug mesh on the sides- you can roll it up when you don't need it.

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What size tough stake do you folks recommend for staking down tarps into sand? The price sure jumps when you go to the large size.
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