I get what you say, You dont like knots! Well , try some rappelling descender rings and some carabiners and you can skip all the knot stuff. There are some videos to watch on You Tube under the "No knot suspension system " . Check them out ,I have fitted mine like this and I like the ease as to how you can put it up. For your tarp ,I really recommend you get some Figure Eight knot holders and learn how to figure these out. Its all a learning curve and my advice to you is , Just Do It!