Stormcrow, thank you for your insights. I couldn't agree more, but I can't imagine where the line would be drawn.
My OES has pull outs and sometime last summer I tossed my hiking poles over the tarp ridge line hooked the tips into some shock cord loops. Bingo. 2 bars over the ridge. But even I am sure this was not my idea. I'm sure I read it or talked to some one about it, saw a photo. I am positive the idea came from the forum somewhere. So who's the originator? Where is the line? I would hope that this could be discussed here, but I see how this may tow that "religion" & "politics" line.