Overkill?!?!? It's a stake tied to a line tied to a tarp. There are no gadgets or extra lines or loops. You just pull out your tarp, push in your stakes, and tighten if necessary. No knots to tie or lines to thread. When you break camp, you just pack it as is. The only other fuss is shortening the guyline with a marlinspike hitch if you want to plant your stakes in close.