YAMA’s tie-outs are designed to be simple, strong and versatile. Most tie-outs start with a piece of nylon grosgrain webbing that is folded over and stitched to the tarp with a ‘x-box’ pattern. A small loop of cord tied to the grosgrain can be staked directly to the ground. Wear and tear from the stake is placed on the easily replaceable cord rather than the grosgrain. Removeable LineLoc tensioners installed on these loops allow for easy tensioning of your guyline.


How to tie a cord loop to the tie-out

Start with a cord roughly 6 - 7" long. Tie the ends of the cord together using a fisherman’s knot as shown below.

Step 1Thread cord through grosgrain. Step 2Tie first overhand knot. Step 3Tie second overhand knot. Step 4Tighten.


Attaching (or removing) a LineLoc Tensioner

Attach a LineLoc tensioner by looping the cord through the opening of the LineLoc as shown in the images below. This method of attachment allows for easy replacement of the LineLoc if it is ever needed, and allows you to easily switch between different guying methods. (click on an image to enlarge it)

Step 1Tie loop and obtain Lineloc. Step 2Pass end of loop through wide opening of Lineloc from bottom to top. Step 3Pass loop over front of LineLoc from top to bottom. Step 4Pull LineLoc through loop as shown.
Step 5Tighten. Step 6Thread guyline through middle of of LineLoc from bottom to top. Step 7Thread end of guyline through opening shown on right from top to bottom. Step 8Tie an overhand knot in the end of the guyline to act as a stopper.


Shock cord connections between Bug Shelters and Tarps

To save weight, the Bug Shelters can be pitched using your tarp's stakes. This is accomplished with a length of shock cord and a mitten hook at each of the Bug Shelter's corner tie-outs. Similarly, the peaks of the Bug Shelter can be clipped to the tarp's peaks. To attach the hooks at the corners, simply tie one end of the shock cord to the mitten hook and the other to the tie-out on the bug shelter.  To attach at the peaks, make a loop through the peak tie-out using the double fishermans knot shown above.

For use with YAMA tarps, cut the shock cord for the four corners at 30" each.  For the front peak, cut a length about 5" and for the rear peak, about 7".