Clip-On Tarp Pullouts (COTPO) with a WBBB.
I found a great mod for using Dutch's COTPOs. I simply tie a loop of Zing-it onto the white plastic donut. I then attach a mitten hook to my WBBB shelf tie out and connect the two.
Advantage 1: quick attachment.
Advantage 2: keeps line off the ground (no tripping)
Advantage 3: By putting your hand in the shelf and 'flapping' your blackbirds 'wing' you can shake your tarp to clear water/snow or scare off birds/squirrels/neighbors and other undesirables.
As the COTPO is staked on the other side of the tarp using shock cord, there is little or no risk of damage as far as I can see.
Used it on my amazing Ultralight, Gigantic, Low-cost, Yuser-friendly (UGLY) tarp (see UGLY tarp in DIY forum) this morning to do both and it worked great.
Oh yeah, the knots are ugly, but that's part of the charm (bad excuse for spending more time IN my hammock and tarp than working ON my hammock and tarp.
No problems with height yet.
Actually there was a fair bit of clearance already (I'm 5'6 and could almost stand up inside). I do see that if I wanted to lift it higher it might not be as effective, but in that event I would just not hook in.
I'm no rocket surgeon, the success here was more of a happy coincidence (it could just as easily have failed) I am just impressed with how cheap, easy, and functional this project turned out. Only problem so far is my tarp sleeves (from mountain goat) could be a little bigger or I might want to use a cinch sack to bring the bulk down a bit.