I've used that middle tie-out and some shock cord to pull straight up for additional tautness...gotta have something conveniently right above you for it work though....
I like your tarp! cause i have the same one~
Why did you decided to add the webbing? I used the grommet instead. I added a prusik knot to the ridgeline and through the grommet and used a toggle to secure the ridgeline.
Also, if you don't want to sew and reconfigure your tarp (the bottom spacing grommet), you could use a small rock and secure the tarp https://youtu.be/nP_AsTcK3mw 1:17
I was going to buy me a War Superfly but I guess i could use my tarp for this season. My Dream Hammock should be coming in two weeks. i can't wait.
Good luck with your hammock camping~
Randy from NJ
thanks for sharing. I have just ordered a cuben fiber camo 11 x 8.5 tarp for my HH ultralight backpacker and was wondering if i could set it up in a way like a winter palace with doors but was unsure if the doors would meet in the middle and close up the gap but your photos show me it works perfect! i thought those winter palace's have slightly longer sides to make the doors close the gap but obviously thats not neccesary, im glad now ive ordered a rectangle tarp it gives loads of options and different options are allways fun, whereas a dedicated hammock tarp with only only option of tying seems boring in comparison
Thanks for the info and photos. Based on your post I picked up a Chinook in sand color on Amazon. I have a Noah's 12 but have never gotten a tight pitch and never had it in heavy rain. Even thought people swear by Noah's I figured for under $60 I'd give the chinook a try. Going to fiddle with both this weekend then choose one for an upcoming trip. Not too concerned with weight, we have only a handful of portages, mostly looking to stay dry.