To people that have done Monkey huts
I have two questions:
1) Tie downs.
It looks like most people just do one on the front and one on the back. Should I actually do more? Like throughout the length of the hut? I know the rebar being inside the PVC pipe has a lot of tension but, I really don't want to have it end up flying away.
---If I should do more tie downs, I'm thinking of doing them on the inside between the ribs in Xs . Probably heck, bend 4 pieces of rbar into a horseshoe, drive them into the ground in 4 places inside and tie the guy lines to that.
2) Covering the whole thing or leaving a gap on both sides of the spine?
I already have a heavy duty 10 x 20 silver tarp. I could run it down the length of the hut and end up having 5' opening along both sides towards the ground. Part of me wants to have the whole thing covered but... I don't know if it's worth buying another tarp.
I know having gap lets air flow through which is great to keep it from getting bent out of shape.
But, what would be cooler during the day? Tarp all the way to the ground or opening on the side?
---I probably WILL make a flap or something on one side of the hut to block out the setting sun (If my opening ends up facing east, it's nice to have something shading the western side (EG, the back of the hut) since my tent is going back there.