Tensioners, tensioners, tensioners....... they really help with my tarp.
Like others have already said, using some kind of weight on your tarp corners/ guy lines (in addition to tarp tensioners) is a very effective way to tame some of the wind effects.
Not only can it keep your tarp more peacefully quite, but it could save your tarp from damage, even complete failure if you get caught out in really strong wind.
If you go to my gallery (link to the left of this post), you will see a few more examples of dealing w/ one of those times when a decision was made to set up in a potentially windy spot.
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This is an excellent thread about tensioners. They are easy and inexpensive to make.
I pull the ridge lines very tight, then anchor the sides. Any sag at the ridge line is taken up by the side tensioners. Figure it saved a couple ounces without the ride line tensioner.
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Ridge lines are best tied tightly to the two trees...or they can shift off center...All the down or out points are best with Self Tensioning Lines or STLs...http://www.jacksrbetter.com/STLs.htm
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sarahgirl here is a cheap idea u can use to help u with your problem cost $14 to make 10 of them used small bungee cords from wallyworld $3ish for 20 and 50 foot of 3M reflective cord
there a DIY ver. of JRB STLs hope this helps
Thanks guys...the wannabe gram weenie in me is telling me to learn how to tie those tensioner knots. Great videos.
Maybe I will set up two tarps one with the bungee tensioners and one with the knot tensioners and see which holds better in wind...it's probably already been done, but like everything else it's more than likely a matter of opinion and efficiency of knots.