The tips, ideas, and suggestions in this are most helpful for car campers, RVers, and campervan travelers than for backcountry hikers.
If you’re not getting rained on, you’ll be dry. So, the more skilled you are at hanging a tarp or building shelter, the dryer your camping trip will be!
There are a few standard tarp hanging techniques, but a walk around a rainy campground is probably your best way to get some good ideas.
For ropes, I’d recommend a variety of lengths and good quality (soft and pliable) rope.
It is very sturdy, but does need a few strong people to get it up and secured.