Originally Posted by Spartan
How do you rig that? Zing-it between pullouts with shock cord going to the ground? Lengths?
I have a 5 or 6 foot length of shock cord tied to one pull out with the other end of the shockcord tied to the other pull out. I then have a continuous loop of Zing-it larksheaded in the middle of the shockcord. The continuous loop is then prusiked onto and 8 foot length of Zing-it. For a visual, what's created is a "Y". For use with a trekking pole I put the handle of the pole through the continuous loop that is at the centre of the "Y" and then stake down the line and the bottom of the "Y". Using the pole just helps pull the tarp out parallel to the ground and provides more interior space rather than out and down. The larkshead of the continuous loop can be slid along the shockcord but will still hold under tension. Being able to slide it is handy if I tie off to a nearby tree that is not in the middle of the tarp. I just slide it over to create an offset "Y" so the tension going from each pull out will be equal.