I would consider this an accomplishment but for the fact that i have "MAD" Boyscout skills.
I couldn't see spending > $75 for a 10 x 10 pop-up canopy when i wanted something larger. Me, Myself and I, put our collective IQ's together and came up with a step-by-step, one man method of raising any size tarp. Not wanting to over-think my idea, I went with a 12 x 16 for $25. Yesterday i tried it out beachside in a >10 mph wind. It was my first attempt so it didn't go as smoothly as planned, but i still got it done. I caught a lot of giggles and stares from the neighbors seeing it flap around, one guy even offered to help. The stares turned to astonishment when a guy yelled, "Well i'll be damn...thought you was just laying it on the ground like a blanket at first, can't believe you got that up all by yourself". Then he applauded my work . "Next time it won't take as long, and I'll remember to fly Old Glory", was my reply. Didn't photo this setup. I was half cconfused remembering what went where. Later realizing i had already coded everything but had shorter lengths of rope on the longer pole Basically i was just making sure my method would work, even for a "almost old" guy with a bad back...like it wasn't nothing.