In getting ready for the Hike Around Lake Monroe here in Southern Indiana, Clint and I had to find a way to shorten our packing time including setting up and tearing down our hammock setups to keep up with the many other hikers that were doing this 22 mile, 3 day hike.
One of the things we had to overcome was hanging the tarp and centering it on the hammock. Secondly, we had to find a way around those tangled tarp lines, even though we were using No-Tangle line. What we came up with is illustrated in the pictures below.
Instead of cord, I replaced the ridge-line tie offs with 3/8 inch polyester webbing and plastic ladder locks adjustors. They weigh next to nothing, perhaps 4 ounces total including the S Hooks shown, but they shortened the setup time and teardown time to a fraction of what it used to take.
To me, it is well worth the few ounces difference over NO TANGLE cord, which, on a Speer Winter Tarp always tangled, to NEVER TANGLING with the 3/8 inch webbing, and the tie outs on the edges of the tarp all have a loop in one end. Stake the LOOP and adjust the length of the webbing and you are done.
I may add a video later if anyone is interested in setting up FAST, Adjusting FAST and Never being TANGLED. Not shown is me putting the tarp in Snake Skins. When the Snake Skins are pulled back, the webbing just falls out completely untangled!