I was on my weekly pilgrimage to Home Depot on Friday before leaving for an overnighter this weekend. As I'm walking around the store depressed that I'm missing Blackie's hangout I see these figure 9 thingies. What the heck, I bought some.
Oh man I like these things! They weigh NOTHING and make tarp set-up a breeze. Wish I would have gotten these sooner. For those that haven't gotten them because they fear knots; no sweat, the tie-off is super simple and easier than making a knot anyway.