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    I've rigged my sil poncho in this fashion before.
    A little cordage and trying it till it works. Practice in the backyard. Or nearby trees.
    I sewed a few tie-outs to the poncho.

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    I was having this idea just the other day. Not so much to widen the tarp but more so to block the wind and rain from coming in under the tarp. I had been thinking velcro at first, but I think the tie-off ststem just might work. May even give it a try with a dri-ducks poncho. I had been thinking of get a few yards of M50 for this though.

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    I have done it before on a windy hillock pitch.......
    Used my old ULA Rain Wrap.
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    This sort of solution I imagine would be handier in a situation where you need to improvise. If you manage to carve it out of the budget, having two tarps is a great way to go. I have a late spring/summer/ early fall tarp (OES Maccat Deluxe in Spinn) and my new Hardrock Winter Lodge from Arrowhead. The Hardrock is a beast, and is great for bridge hammocks and inclement weather.

    I find this means that I can go lightweight most of the time, and have the full coverage when I know I'm likely to need it.

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    Thanks for the photos Shug, that is like what I am thinking about, but on 3 out of the 4 sides. Now im wondering if velcro would be better or a setup to the ridgeline (like Pucker and Shug recommended)

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    I was thinking along the lines of what shug showed but with the extender on the inside so it would shed rain. I'm always thinking about rain.

    But putting it on the outside would do much better blocking wind.

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