Generally I pitch my tarp on a slant, leaving it firmly on the ground in the direction of the anticipated breezes.. Sometimes I will place my hiking staff or a convenient branch to support a ridgeline and drop the sides, if the tarp is big enough to support the intended occupancy.  I generally fasten the assemblage with bowlines, taut line hitches, prusiks, or whatever works.

Tarps are fine, as long as you don't encounter significant storms.....

If I am in the right terrain, I actually prefer a rock shelter to any kind of tent or tarp, but they are not always handy.....

 

 

 

 

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