Our first in a series of 4 tarp blogs!
The Tarp over a Rope Method: Tie a rope between two trees, and drape your tarp over it. Tie all four corners to pegs in the ground, stretching the tarp into a roof-like shape.
Another way to do this is to turn the tarp 45 degrees so that only two ends are tied to pegs in the ground, and the other two are fastened to the rope itself. For this, you need to tie these ends to the rope to keep it from turning.
Both of these methods are pretty good, as they avoid collecting pools of water, and they create a bit of a barrier against the wind