Originally Posted by lattie11581
I usually just put a marlin spike hitch around the stake and put it in the ground
+1, infinitely adjustable, no extra cordage. For self-tensioning I just tie a loop of shock-cord around each tarp attach point and leave it there; guyline to the shockcord loop, or if staking very close just put stake through shockcord loop.
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The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy,
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