Talking about the basic A-frame formation, where there is a higher up ridgeline going through the middle of a rectangular tarp (non-diagonally) e.g. from tree to tree, and the two sides are pegged lower down to the ground. I.e. the classic tent shape.
There are three ways to connect the tarp to the ridgeline cord(s) coming from the trees:
- Under the tarp: Continuous cord from tree to tree, on which the tarp simply rests.
- Over the tarp: Continuous cord from tree to tree, which goes through the attachment loops on the tarp's topside. (Requires a tarp with topside loops)
- From the edges: Two separate cords from the trees terminating at the attachment loops on the tarp's middle edges.
What are the pros and cons of these attachment methods?