Originally Posted by OldRagFreeze
I like the idea of fixed lengths for the guys. I may do that. Thanks!
What are you using to tie to the tree... That seems to be my problem area. The only thing that worked was a bowline... But tying the second tree with a bowline, while keeping it taught, was impossible.
A great way to stow those fixed lines is to wrap them around the nylon tab that holds the D-ring with a half hitch when you get close to the end.
I do this with the RL ends as well. Keeps them from tangling and there is nothing more flustrating than untangling tarp lines in the wind.