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How do you stop spindrift in a blizzard in a Pyramid tarp
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Peter Surna
(PedroArvy) - MLife

Locale: Melbourne
How do you stop spindrift in a blizzard in a Pyramid tarp? on 07/06/2009 01:27:12 MDT Print View

I have a GoLite Hex 3 and would like to experiment with it in a full on blizzard in the snow.
I am wondering, how do you stop spindrift coming in?

Has anyone successfully used one of these shelters consistently in big snow storms?
I am not talking about the odd 12 inches of snow one evening. I mean a full on blizzard.

I have a BPL bivy that I am sure would keep the snow off me but snow piling up inside doesn't sound great.

Edited by PedroArvy on 07/06/2009 01:28:55 MDT.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: How do you stop spindrift in a blizzard in a Pyramid tarp? on 07/06/2009 02:48:05 MDT Print View

You bury the edges - with big walls.
This may not work of course if the wind is strong. The walls can blow away or the fabric pull out from under.
Then you have to decide where you are going to get your air from, and where the water vapour will go.

Basically, you need a full fabric (not netting) inner tent.

Cheers