Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr
Avoid using the grommets if possible. They're probably gonna rip.
The Silver Surfer is right, the grommets will rip eventually. I've been using small rounded rocks to tie my tarp.
I place a smooth rounded rock and sorta wrap the tarp end to be tied around the rock and tie it off with a lark's head. Then i tie off to the tree. The other end is the same, except I use a Nite Ize Figure 9 to get a nice tight pitch across the ridgeline.
You can also use this little trick to make pull outs on your tarp without having to mod anything.