Alright, so there's a boat load of information on the forum and sometimes it's hard to find. Gotta go back some pages. With all the knowledge on Blackbirds, Nests, slings, huggers, Burrows, Potomacs, Marlin Spike Hitches, Lark's Heads, parachute nylon, sag, diagonal lays, titanium, toggles, Switchbacks, No-See-Um, and other things I can't find space at the moment for tarp learnin'.
Here's my current situation. I got a Kelty Noah's 12 a while back because it was cheap, something like $45, and I don't know where to go from here. I do know that I want to go ahead and make this tarp work for me. I've set it up once, in a real quick like fashion, using some rope we had at home.
I know enough to know that I don't want to be beholden to that rope. But I have no idea what I should be looking for, or the questions I should be asking, but I'll give it a shot.
Am I supposed to put some sort of sealer on my tarp?
What should I be using to suspend this thing?
The stakes it came with were terrible in that rocky soil at home, alternatives?
Outside of snakeskins (the one thing I think I learned), how I could make my tarp set up and take down and carrying more convenient than me?
It seems I'm pretty bad with knots, I'm going to have to learn aren't I?
That's all for now, thanks in advance.