how to you tie down a tent on a large rock?
following up on a previous question about camp location, i’ve discovered camping on a large rock isn’t such a bad idea (seeing as it lowers the impact on the environment). but i still dont know how to tie down my tent when it is placed on a large, rocky surface. i cant steak it out, so do i take big rocks and place them on top of my guy lines? also, whats the best way to tie the guy line to the loop on my tent? bowline knot?
Use a free standing tent and stow you stuff inside. Here is a true story,
Myself and 3 of my best buddies did a back country trek in Yosemite. This was before bear canisters were around. Our first night out we camped in an area with no trees but many large boulders 2 of my buddies decided to set their tent in a grotto area and me an my buddy picked a really good boulder top. along about midnite the bears came for a visit, they found my friends in the grotto real quick and in seconds my buddy and I were joined by them. For the next 6 hours till day break the bears paced around our boulder and tried jumping up only sliding back down each time. it was the most scary night and the funniest night in my life.