Quote Originally Posted by Mustardman View Post
I leave figure 9 rope tensioners permanently attached to my MSR groundhog stakes. That way, I never lose them, and they are easy to adjust. The guylines are left attached to the tarp, with a girth hitch on a loop, so they are easy to remove and move around if I want to.

I can tie knots, and have used many of the methods mentioned here, but I keep going back to the figure 9's as they are really fast and easy to tension, and I don't mind the slight weight penalty.
+1 on the nines. I have tried other methods, and I keep coming back.