The Rhino Grip
By Gary Lewis
Tenting, fishing, hunting, backcountry hiking and mountain biking. If you're like me, you've got gear and you need to hook it, hang it, loop it, clamp it, tie it down and cinch it up wherever you go.
In Alaska, at Naha Bay, we hung a salmon by the tail then looped the Rhino Grip over a nail at the cleaning station to keep the fish from sliding on the table. In Idaho, when the trailer strap would not fit around the carcass of an elk, a Rhino Grip was put to use. Camping, the grip was put to use as a more secure way to stake and tie down the tent. Inside, we hung the lantern with a Rhino Grip.
At Fish Camp in Washington, we hung our boots in the tent to keep them out of the way. In fact, we used the Rhino Grip for a dozen things before we ever used this versatile tarp clip on a tarp.
These multi-purpose clips are made from a fiberglass-reinforced nylon that can stand up to abuse in extreme conditions. The jaws can be clamped on tarp, on leather, on rope, on lines, on wire. A bolt and wing nut closure are designed to secure in tarp grommets with self-locking detents. Three tie-off points allow for connections to straps, lines and hangers.
I plan to use the Rhino Grip on our next elk hunt. While skinning the animal, the hunter can cut a small hole at the edge of the hide, run the bolt through it, clamp down the jaws and connect to a skinning system through one of the anchor points.
Think of the Rhino Grip as a tie-down anchor for erecting a tent or protecting equipment or covering a load. Think of it as a way to organize tools in the garage, provide a third hand on the job or keep the car cover from flying away.
Can a Rhino Grip make your life easier? You bet it can. Keep a few clips in the truck, keep a few more in your boat, in your camping kit and your backpack. You'll put your Rhino Grips to work wherever you go.
The Rhino Grip retails 10 for $22.90 or 20 for $39.80