Originally Posted by griesl
All that sounds pretty good. Don't know what that 50' for $10 line is, but if it's anything like Lash-It or Zing-It, then you'll be just fine. I would consider passing on that 4-pk of 9's and just go to a local outfitter where they'll sell you just one, and use some of that other line you have for guylines. Or consider getting some Zing-It. That rope that comes with that 4pk is ok, but it's definitely not as lightweight as it could be. Good luck.
Ya I was just looking for something to attach the tarp.
Might be better off with S biners anyway. I was sort of also thinking of putting a Fig 8 loop at one end of the line and passing it through that around the tree. On the other end, I was just going to use a siberian hitch knot. Quick, easy, adjustable, and speedy take down.
As for the tarp, I have 3 yds of 5' wide Silnylon. If I use it all for a tarp, I can have a 9x5 tarp with a 10' ridgeline. Is that more suitable? I just thought 8x5 was a more standard size.