Originally Posted by FireInMyBones
My tarp is 10'x8'. I use a zing-it CRL w/ a Dutch fly and hook. I used to use the two separate pieces, but for now found I like the CRL. Guylines are 1.2 tech line from DIY Gear Supply and side pull outs are 3/32" shockcord. I use DIY snake skins that weigh ~11g each. Total 7.95oz I wouldn't mind getting that a little lower. I'll PM you some other questions I have about your tarp set up.
No problem, or ask them on the board, someone else may be wondering the same thing. Sometimes I am not sure what needs explaining for folks...
10'x8' is a good tarp size. If I had a bunch of cash I would probably make a slightly larger winter cuben hammock about that size. I kept trying the CRL thinking it was a great idea, but in practice I found I preferred separate lines for each end already all connected to the tarp. Gredemeer showed me a cool way to connect lines this spring, so I switched to that. Here is an illustration: http://theultimatehang.com/2012/06/p...-prusik-knots/
It is as adjustable for me as a CRL, except without the extra bit of line between the prusiks. More usable line length for the length of line since there isn't extra in the center being used.
I don't use shock cord with CF, I found it unnecessary since CF doesn't change when it is set up line sil-nylon. But the same prusik connectors for the side tie outs work great since I can adjust them at the tarp end from under the tarp if I need to. I found elastic to be heaver per inch than line, so I eliminate it whenever possible.
For my tarp storage I decided ventilation was a good idea, so I have been using a 5.9 gram bag made from left over nanoseeum net. I sometimes bring it and sometimes don't because I just stick the tarp in an outside mesh pocket on my pack.