Originally Posted by beep
Nice video, Shug! As usual, it helps to see an illustration of the idea.
Try as I might, I'm just not seeing a big advantage of a separate tarp ridgeline that is sufficient to justify adding the fiddly factor of another bit of rope and prusiks. As demonstrated in the video, I can see some advantage to shifting the tarp lengthwise before tying it down, but I do that already in initial setup.
I'm not sure I'm sold on the reefing yet either. But, the big advantage to TeeDee's ridge line is the ability to adjust the tarp side to side. Also, it is quick to go up. On the first tree you simply have a small loop in the end of the line. Pass the line around the tree, pull a bight through the loop and drop in a toggle. Then pull it tight to the other tree and use a trucker's hitch or
small figure 9. Mine is all together in the sack with the first loop of the ridge on top. As of right now, the reefing is slower than snakes skins would be, but the process may need to be refined.