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.
|Thread cord through grosgrain.||Tie first overhand knot.||Tie second overhand knot.||Tighten.|
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)
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".