bug protection and flat tarp pitches
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Colin Krusor
(ckrusor) - M

Locale: Northwest US
bug protection and flat tarp pitches on 08/05/2010 10:45:55 MDT Print View

I'm working on a 10' x 10' cuben tarp, and I chose a flat design because I like the pitching versatility. However, bug netting is essential in some of the areas I visit.

I'd like to find a way to achieve bug protection in a variety of pitching configurations (from "low tetra" to A-frame to wide-open awning-style pitches). Does anyone know of a way to make pitching versatility and bug protection compatible without just attaching thirteen yards of netting around the entire periphery (maybe a single, long piece of netting could be attached to the tarp at velcro tabs and moved around to suit the pitch)?

Edited by ckrusor on 08/05/2010 10:48:30 MDT.

Andy F
(AndyF) - M

Locale: Midwest/Midatlantic
Re: bug protection and flat tarp pitches on 08/05/2010 11:31:27 MDT Print View

Just a separate bug bivy or netting tent.

Colin Krusor
(ckrusor) - M

Locale: Northwest US
Double wall on 08/05/2010 12:48:14 MDT Print View

A separate inner tent is a good idea, and it would be an effective solution, but I'd like to have a bit more space (it is for two people) when fair weather allows a roomy pitch. This is why I'd been considering attaching the netting to the edges of the tarp.