- Apr 13, 2019 at 2:37 pm #3588577
Will BBPL Member
Hey folks, I’m sure this question has been answered here before but after searching a bit I haven’t been able to find it. I’m looking to add a couple tie-downs along the ridgeline of a 6×9 flat tarp. I want to have more flexibility in my pitches, in particular I’m looking to be able to pitch the tarp so the bottom end is pitched all the way down to the ground but the ridge line is guyed out to a trekking pole a foot or two from the bottom so the internal space is preserved in “storm mode” (or at least rain mode, I expect this pitch would struggle more in the wind). Where along the 9 foot ridge line would you all suggest I add these tie-downs?Apr 13, 2019 at 3:27 pm #3588585
David PBPL Member
Hi will I’m sure you’ll get different answers but on my 8×10 flat tarp I’ve added a guy point 32” up from the back hem along the ridge line. In storm mode this gives enough room for my feet and if you set up into the wind it excels at shedding wind compared to an open a-frame set up.
For your 6×9 I’d probably say 24-30”? when I was figuring where to put it I set up the tarp with 3 sides down and one open a-frame end. Then I crawled inside and from inside I pushed up on the tarp in the area I was considering
good luck!Apr 14, 2019 at 12:32 pm #3588704
Will BBPL Member
Thanks David, this is really helpful. Played around a little bit and I think I’ll probably go 30in from the hem, it’s tight for my feet but I’ll be using it mostly in bad weather so if I need to curl up that’s okay and I want that low angle for shedding wind.
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