I've used the Prusik on my tarp up at the tarp. I made a Prusik with the ends open. Ran one end through the tie out and knotted it to the other end. Then just looped the end of the cord to the stake and pulled the other end through the Prusik from under the tarp. I have now abandoned that and just place the Prusik on the stake and pull from there. It just seemed to work more effortlessly.