The MSR Reflective Utility Cord Kit is durable cord for guying out a tent or hanging a bear bag. Or maybe you even want to use it as a line to dry a few pieces of laundry in the backcountry. Whatever tickles your fancy, the cord is tough and reflective, so you can avoid running into it at night. The included CamRing™ Cord Tensioners allow you to adjust the tension on the line as necessary.
Rated 5 out of
Andy in AZ from
So Much Easier Than Knots!I used to use the old boy scout taut line hitch to adjust the length of my tent lines. Now with these sliding rings and super-strong super-light line adjusting the tautness of the tent is a snap. They hold well and never slide when you don't want them to. The only issue for me was to remember which hole in the ring does what. Once done, it was easy to replicate. I use these for hanging my food, setting up my tent, stringing a line. Anywhere that I need to adjust the length.
Date published: 2015-06-17
Rated 5 out of
Fast and efficient, lightweight tooI own a tent that, while freestanding, benefits from having some extra guy lines attached to it.
While I know how to tie a variety of camping related knots, if I'm tired, cold, hungry, and racing to set up camp before weather rolls in, this kit lets me secure my tent much more quickly.
I've used these as independent guy lines, as well as to extend existing guy lines when I want to wrap around a tree that's a bit out of reach.
One caveat: you're going to have to re-tie the knot used on the ring as it is too small and will slip out of the hole the cord passes through. Once you fix that, the ring does a great job at adding enough friction to keep the cord at a set length, a replacement for the often cursed trucker's hitch.