Thank you, thank you, thank you for giving me the alternative to Trip-tease. Looking forward to using that new, less expensive cord from Larson.
I am curious about the YoungBlood method of attachement. It is great if things are moving around. But the other method of attaching the shock cord (as a tied loop) more permanently to the guylines seems there would be less chance of leaving pieces behind and/or having everything together when needed.
I do plan on having a non-attached ridgeline cord that will move from Tarp to tarp. But figure I'll put guylines/shockcord on all tarps and keep them attached.
However, I can see that putting the ridgeline, guylines, line locks, etc. all in one bag keeps the tarp simpler and it just takes seconds to attach.
This is what happens in the winter - too much thinking and not enough doing.
But an UQ will appear soon and then I can see what it is like in the white stuff. ... Yes, I have winter stakes from my tent days.