Yet another vote for figure 9s. My ridgeline ropes have a carabiner on one end, so no tying to the tree; simply loop around & click. Then hook into the figure 9 permanently attached to the tarp. 4 of my stakes have the 9s already tied on, I use them for my 4 corners, & the rest of my pre-attached tie out cords have 2 loops at (what I find are) good distances, & I just loop to the stakes as need be. Set up & take down easily done with cold hands in gloves, the figure 9s don't care & it way beats tying knots.
Tarp set up on a calm day is about 2 minutes. Take down, including stuffing into sacks, about 5 minutes, mostly cause I am not a morning person so am moving real slow. I am thinking of getting a larger stuff sack for cold weather to speed stuffing, especially with cold hands in gloves.
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