I have just upgraded my tarp from the big blue beast from Walmart to a Kelty 12. I chose the 12 since it will be my only tarp for awhile and needs to serve as a ground shelter and sun shade at times.
Today here in the Ausin TX we have high sustained winds and I have a camp out this weekend so I figured this would be a great chance to try setting up the tarp in adverse conditions. Boy was I right. First I realized that for this tarp I need to set my ridgeline higher then I was used to since I need more space to tie it out. Got that resolved.
My big issue was with just trying to get the tarp setup with the winds. I am using prusik loops to small biners on the tarp and that helped a lot just to get some level of control. However, I had a terrible time trying to get the sides tied out. I was never really able to get it setup.
Is it better to setup the leward side first or the edge with the wind?
Looking for some tips for this as I know others on the boards here have a lot more experience with this.