The better tied down it is the less you will worry about chasing a monkeyhut across the playa at 4 in the morning.
Trishntek wrote:I would plan to run a guy line [...] and between the arched-spans over the tarp to prevent ballooning.
Tarp is going to trap wind much more readily than shade material. Try to find tarp with grommets 18" apart. That distributes the forces much more effectively than the typical 30" spread. Your zip ties better be very robust.
Trishntek wrote:The stretch of the bungee balls provide too much give. They are very handy for a variety of tasks, but you need attachments that are firm.
Ano wrote:This appears to be very similar to a Monkey Hut (http://www.chromatest.net/Lovemonkey/), which I used last year. It was pretty successful, but the weather was also very mild... According to this thread, though, the Monkey Hut is a terrible idea because it uses bungee balls and the like? I'm a bit confused, and now a bit more worried about my shade overall. I already planned on tying the hut down to my car, and rebaring it in the front, and I even bought a new tarp that would fit much better on to my structure, but... Fuck, now I'm convinced my hut is going to become a suicide sail cruising down the playa on day one... Maybe I should run bungee balls AND rope rigging through the grommets, and somehow scrape more money together for even more rebar to keep it down? I planned on having two in the front, maybe I should do more?
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