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Friday, June 08, 2007

Tarp setup

It takes 8 pegs, two poles or sticks, and one tree but it makes a roomy low-profile shelter that'd be more than adequate for most weather situations.

It'd sleep two if you didn't mind being really cozy but more than likely it's a one-man shelter.

At approximately 9' deep it's more than enough for most folks and should keep all but horizontal rain from coming in far enough to soak a sleeping bag and pad.

While this isn't quite what was constructed in yesterday's video, it is the tarp shelter I've become most familiar with pitching. I tried the Etowah tarp pitch but just can't seem to get the crisp lines and tension I can with this pitch. I'll keep trying. I think I need some longer sticks for the front to make the video pitch work for this tarp.

Thanks for reading,



At 12:14 PM, Blogger Pablo said...

Two excellent pitching ideas. I'm going to have a go at those.



At 9:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

PLEASE pitch the bomb shelter today!
We can try it at my house later. I think you will like it!


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