I use the Knot-bone type of tarp tensioners that HawkEye demonstrated to us in his Ogee tarp video, and as a result I am able to install or remove them simply and quickly depending on how many I use (which simply depends on the tarp configuration I choose, and the wind conditions at the time). If I need two I use two, and if I need eight I use eight.
When it comes time to stow the tarp into the snake skins I just roll them up into it, or remove them, since they are at the tarp end of the ties out and not at the stake end, and they are not actually part of the tie out lines to begin with. Either way works, and I have never experienced a tangled line upon deployment of the tarp later. I have also used the method that Gargoyle explained also and it works perfectly well for me. It is when you have knots or tensioners at the end of the lines that you may experience a tangle (my tie out lines are 8 feet long in order to adjust for hillside set-ups).
I like the KISS idea very much indeedy , it keeps the weight and bulk to a minimum, and you don't have to be bothered by another piece of gear to carry, or that might break.
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I did this and it works out great! Thanks for the tip Gargoyle!
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I was wondering about a solution when I was trying to get my tarp up in the rain last weekend and had a little tangle-up. Definitely going to give this a try!
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Cool idea, thanks for sharing this!
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bingo! i'll try this.
Did this yesterday. Works great! "Nothing" is ALWAYS lighter than "something" Thanks for the tip, Gar.
Mountains have a dreamy way
Of folding up a noisy day
In quiet covers, cool and gray.
---Leigh Buckner Hanes
Surely, God could have made a better way to sleep.
Surely, God never did.
Happy to contribute!
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One more cool idea for me to try to remember next time I'm out.
Now what was that last one?