I want to (re)build a permanent tarp frame for my camp. I've used hazel for the frame in the past but find it doesn't last too long before the elements start to degrade the poles and make the frame less than structurally sound. I'm exploring various longer-lasting ideas, not all of which are "bushcrafty" but I want something practical. The tarp is only rigged when I'm there. It's used to shelter the dining area only and the side of the tarp - by design - don't reach the ground, there being about 1.5m from the edge of the tarp to the ground. The ridge pole for the tarp is around 5m long and about 2.5m above ground. The camp is slightly exposed so just setting a tarp from two guyed upright tent poles probably wouldn't serve. Anyway I want a quick setup. There are no trees tall enough nearby to suspend a parachute canopy. My ideas to date... Polytunnel hoops, i.e. a polytunnel with no permanent cover; A structure made from MDPE pipe, similar to polytunnel hoops; Ditto, but with MDPE side pieces woven into the frame for greater rigidity; An A-frame at each end supporting the ridge, perhaps from chestnut fencing rails; this would likely need struts for stability; A couple of vertical fence posts secured to the ground with fence post spikes and a ridge post bolted to them; would this be stable enough without any further supporting strut(s)? Mobile car port (but I'd have to remove the cover every time due to aforementioned exposure). Any other ideas out there, please, from the hive? Plus any pro and con comments on the above ideas will be welcome. Ta.