Originally Posted by Ears
about the kelty,i only really seeit deployed as a diamond. how do they play as aframe? or square farme?
I always set it up as a square, because if you go diamond you need 17 feet between trees to go along the diagonal. There are numerous tieouts for you to use if you go square, and I use 3 on each side because it can be floppy if you don't use the middle one. In fact, it's floppy even if you do use the middle one, just less so. I've tied the ends of the tarp to trees, and I've also used a continuous ridgeline, which seems to help a bit with the flop (probably because I feel better stretching harder on the guylines with this setup). There are also tieouts on the middle of the tarp which could be used as pullouts if you needed cavernous room for dressing a deer or something like that.