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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapper View Post
    more thread necromancy.............
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    Quote Originally Posted by AdrianRose View Post
    I think a picture might help clarify this a little Mike.

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    Can attempt to get out soon and try get a picture of this method, if Mike is busy.
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    Hopefully I should get a chance to get out with the dogs and take some pics of this method. I also have a couple of other ideas that use the same base but a different method of tensioning around the trees.
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    As promised some photos of my method. Pictures don't really show much so I've included a quick sketch as well.
    I had to modify it slightly as I couldn't find a branch to suspend the centre off.

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ID:	9031 Tarp suspended between four points using one piece of cord and only simple hitches.
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ID:	9032 Larks head thrown over stone wrapped in the centre of the Tarp
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ID:	9033 loop around stick used to tension tarp
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ID:	9034Half Hitch secures free end of cord.
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ID:	9035Detail of other loop around stick to tension tarp..
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ID:	9037Detail of last half hitch to secure cord end.
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ID:	9036Sketch of method.

    To overcome not having the centre point to suspend from, I took the two free ends from the Larks head out to two of the trees (on the diagonal) and put a wrap around each tree, before beginning to secure the tarp corners. This effectively acts as a ridgeline that helps put tension on the centre of the tarp.

    It should also be noted that I used slip half hitches to secure the free ends.
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    I've read this thread with interest. Not sure if this is a silly question, but do you all know how to do a power cinch. Great for tensioning!

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    Ha Mally,this threads been dead for over a year and was started 4years ago
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    Ha ha.. never noticed. Thanks for the heads up Tony.

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