Originally Posted by muerte69
I now need to find some tree straps and either use a blue tarp I have or get a better one to try this out in the woods for real.
If those tie straps you're using now are made of polyester, you're good to go. If they're nylon you may want to upgrade or you might find your butt on the ground. Harbor Freight has these lashing straps
that work great. They're cheap and light, you just need to cut off the metal buckle.
As for the blue tarp, give it a try. I went out my first time with two shower curtains taped together. The grommets I put in tore, but it worked and I learned more from the experience than in all my time planning on the forums.
Welcome from CT and get out there and hang!