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    When I get home I will pitch the tarp and stuff and take some photos of attachment points for you guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildman View Post
    When I get home I will pitch the tarp and stuff and take some photos of attachment points for you guys
    Thanks...And Merry Christmas!!!

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    That's neat. So it looks like you clove hitched the ridge line before tieing them off to the trees. Then, ran a second cord around the trees, around the ends of the sticks, and through the pull outs. That right? It is a pain tripping over all those lines...

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    Sorry, yesterday was too cold and windy to go out an pitch the tarp for "show and tell". Rat said he would get on and post up the knots and line configs so that you can get a mind's picture of what it would look like if you can't see it from the picture

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    I read this the other day, and looked at the pics. Couldn't tell what you had really done. Then came back, and thanks to the eagle eyes that noticed the sticks, I now know what you did. Cool idea. The sticks look like they are just hanging in the air, must be magic. Cool idea.... extra long guy lines, or one really long guy on each side, no extra stakes, tie to the tree, add spreader bar sticks.......RR
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    Ok, let me try to explain best I can. Understand that my knowledge of knot names is limited. Rat said he would get on and help post the technical terms....

    Ok, these pictures show everything the best. Basically you are putting in spreader bars like you see on a bridge hammcock to keep the sides out.

    Run a line from your anchor point (tree or ridgeline) through your tie outs and back to your anchor point. Leave the line loose. Put a 3' stick over your ridge line and tie in a clove hitch pull kind of tight. 3' worked good for me, you could use 4 or 5' sticks I would guess. Repeat this on the other side and on the other end of your tarp. I tie off one end and the center of the stick and go to the other end and now work both ends/stick up tight so your pull out line is tight. Since the line is though the guides of the pull out, you can adjust both pull outs from one end. If you are tied out individually on each tie out you will need to taught up your stick on both sides. I like the slip through so I have a place between tie outs to hang wet clothing or as you can see in the picture us a taught line hitch to pull my doors back open. It also helps sag when in porch mode and rain on the tarp pooling on your "roof" Pull these taunt. Do this on both sides of your tarp.


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    Now for the doors

    If you tie a prussic to your corner tie outs you can have a 3 or 4' line that has a loop on each end. Once you drive your stake you can use either side of that line to attach and cinch up your corner. Do this on all four corners. Now, with the slack end, you can use it to tie out your door pullouts. You can also, if you have a black bird hammock use these stakes to put your pullout and shelf lines too.

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    Now you have a pulled out pitched closed off tarp with only four stakes. I hope this made more sense to you. I suck at explaining what I did. I am an Arapaho after all.
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    Oh! THOSE sticks!
    I thought I had gone blind. Now I see them.
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    I am really confused. The title says no tie out lines on the tarp but both the photo and your description are all about the lines. What am I missing here?

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    I guess it more about no stakes for the side tie outs, still have stakes and guys in the four corners, still have guys on side pull-outs......RR
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    Ducttape, can't explain it really, its just a thought

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