American Bushman

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Thursday, May 11, 2006

Accessory Tarps

After last night's rain I'm fully convinced of the value of a 6'X 8' tarp. Mine is pitched as a lean-to out back and I collected tinder, kindling, and fuel wood yesterday and stored it under the tarp. This morning it was still dry on the surface.

Wet wood (wet on the surface) will still burn but it will take more heat to dry the surface before the wood itself will combust.

The tarp weighs very little, can be pitched with about 10' of cordage, and can provide shelter for your firewood, extra gear, or even an extra person--in a pinch.

Thanks for reading,



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