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Old 04-09-2013, 05:33 AM   #15
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Walmart has stick-in-the-ground solar pathway lights for less than $3 each. And/or get a bright color pool noodle, cut a slit and slide it over the guy lines. There's many ways of accomplishing the same thing. You'll find one that works for you I'm sure
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:03 AM   #16
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I don't use rope on mine I use tie down straps like these. they are easy to see and easy to adjust!
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:40 PM   #17
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Yeah Linda, I wanted my last big purchase for now to be a solar panel for the roof to keep my batteries topped off... well the wdh being safety equiptment is now bumped to the top for must have's. Well there goes my OT check next week lol...well its why I work so hard!
Yep, safety first! Its so worth putting that OT check toward the extra piece of mind. Its good to prioritize
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Donna, I love the idea of the pool noodle. If you don't see that staring at ya, you've got problems. Very creative.

Jason, the tie down solution is a great idea too, and I usually carry them in my truck.

My husband calls me gadget girl. I'm always looking for the best solution for everythihg and have every gadget to prove it. I think it comes from being a girl scout--"be prepared" is my moto too. Hub teases me about it, but he's happy when I'm able to save the day. Last summer, I saved our camping trip when we had a burst pipe (didn't winterize well enough), and I pulled out the epoxy putty that held the pex together with additional special tape.
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:59 PM   #19
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Paracord is pretty good too. Comes with reflective tracers (easy to see with a flash light) and glows in the dark too. Great for tents, don't know how heavy duty of rope you need for an awning...

Amazon.com: Reflective & Glow in Dark Nylon Paracord - 7 Strand 550 Type III Commercial Grade: Sports & Outdoors
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Old 04-09-2013, 05:16 PM   #20
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I use reflective rope for backpacking and it works pretty well but not as good as having light. Search for reflective cord or reflective rope on amazon or your favorite place. Here is an example: link
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Glow sticks

I buy glows sticks -necklaces- at the $1 shop.
I wrap them around the rope and clothespin them at the height I want.
They glow all night.
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