I have had good luck with my guyline set-up for 3 season hiking but I need a new method for winter.
Presently I have prussic knots attaching the tent stake to the guyline which is attached to the tarp via a larkshead. In 3 season, just plant tent spikes and tension with prussic knots until the shockcord section has some stretch in them.
This works great when I am ok with the tarp being 10-12" off the ground but in the winter I want the tarp touching the ground or as close to the ground as possible.
I have been building snow walls to cover that gap but that is getting old.
I think I need a set-up that allows for a deadman anchor [made from a stick or tent spike] to be placed under the snow with adjustment at the tarp side to pull the tarp down from that end of the guyline but then I don't have anty self tensioning....
I feel extra stupid, this must be simpler than I am making it out to be.