A rope for setting up a cape-tent.
See the tab "Historical reference" on the history of this garment and its variants.
Ropes are 4-5 mm thick, a woven loop is at one end (the "cable twist", when the end of a rope is woven into itself and is held stronger than a regular knot due to numerous friction surfaces), a usual knot is at the other end (or without it). The rope is about 3.5 meters long. The rope is ready to set up the tent.
A rope about 2 meters long with loops at the ends was is set with each Zeltbahn cape-tent.
Original rope Zeltleine 92 for German Zeltbahn. Picture from mp44.nl
The rope was part of a set, which, besides it, included pegs and stands (sometimes in a special bag Zeltzubehörtasche). One set contained 1 rope, 1 part of the rack (pole) and 2 stakes. The stakes could be of different models: wooden with metal knobs (from First World War era) or aluminum (Zeltpflöcke 29 were produced until 1940), steel (1940-1945) or wooden, impregnated with resin. The Zeltstock 01 pole was 37 cm long.
From left to right: bag, stakes WW1, stakes WW2, poles, rope. Picture from mp44.nl
The rope was necessary when arranging a shelter of 1-2 Zeltbahn sections to hold the top. When arranging a shelter of 4 or more Zelts, the rope usually supported the entrance-visor.
Use the tent rope. Pictures from the original Zeltbahn manual.