Lets add this up. 1) no moisture and no staining. 2) tent hung up to dry thoroughly. 3) gear stored dry. 4) reinforcement underneath. 5) silicone sealant "glued" and stitched reinforcements. 6) has worked for the last 6+ years.
Give me tried and true, simple and effective anyday.
Hanging up your gear to dry out thoroughly is part of my standard operating procedure for my hammock, sleeping bag, shoes etc. This is especially true of my last 24 hour outing when it rained for 5 continuous hours in the very beginning of the hike. %-)
The real deal maker is # 6. It has worked for the last 6+ years. :-)
Tim, Daniel, David and Ron all seem to be on board with your method Roger, in whole or in part.
The info that I came across on Henry's site has not garnered the same amount of support.
I choose to lean on your expertise and experience to make my tieout reinforcements using your method. :-)
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