Originally Posted by CB200T
So having tried this out today pitching my tarp for the first time, I noticed one thing I think I would change. I think it would be prudent to put a foot or so of paracord casing around the line as it tends to mar the tree when you re-position the tarp by sliding it along the rope and thus against the tree. I don't know if this has any long term detrimental affect on the tree itself, but it does leave a visible mark on the bark.
Thanks for trying this out! Some of the state parks that are just starting to allow hammocks are requiring tree huggers for the tarp too. Sounds like they'd help in this case.