Flying V (Ridge Line)
To set up the Flying V, also known as the plow point tarp, you will need a ridge line, a pole, one guy line, and four stakes. Begin by attaching one corner of the tarp to the ridge line, pull out and stake down the opposite corner, then stake down the other two corners of the tarp, space will be limited so attach a pole and guy line to the hood. Lash a line onto the hood, clove hitch it on an elevated pole and anchor it to the ground with your preferred rigging. Alternatively instead of setting up a ridge line, stake down one corner of the tarp and on the opposite corner use a guy line to attach the peak of the tarp to a tree.
Flying V (Pole)
With two poles, two guy lines, and five stakes you can set up the Flying V anywhere. When I set up the Flying V with poles I begin by staking down the three corners first, then on the peak corner I attach a pole and guy line and finish off the shelter with a hood pull.
Tarp Rigging (Knots) Links:
Setting up a tarp with poles
A Comprehensive Guide to Tarp and Tent Guy Lines
Tent Stakes & How to Use Them
3 Tarp Ridgelines: Tied, Toggled & Hardware
5 Knots You Need to Know
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