I just shake it like a salt shaker.
I give it a good ol shake. First shake it while it staked down each side individually then I un-stake it and give the entire tarp a good ol shake as well.
Sometimes I like to hike and think, And sometimes I just like to hike.
Hiking is'ent about waiting for the storm to pass its about learning to hike in the rain.
I wipe it dry, but gotta look out more often for bird droppings.. got me good last time. Not easy to remove if its been there for ages.
"From the trees we came, and to the trees we shall return"- me.