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Joseph Scalia
(jscalia) - F

Locale: NorthEast
Tarp pitches for cold temperatures on 08/17/2010 10:31:21 MDT Print View

What are good tarp (flat 8x10) configurations for cold shoulder season weather (ie. 20-35F)

Kevin Babione
(KBabione) - MLife

Locale: Pennsylvania
Tarp Pitches on 08/17/2010 11:07:37 MDT Print View

I think you'll need to provide a little more information, such as:

- Is wind avoidance your primary concern?
- Worried primarily about precipitation?
- Do you sleep with a bivy?
- One person or two?

My first trip out with a tarp I used an 8'x10' tarp for myself. I was transitioning from a tent to a tarp and was a little concerned that I wouldn't like it. Here's my pitch:

8x10 Silnylon Tarp pitched in a wedge

And another view:

8x10 Tarp - Inside View

As you can see it's really only open on the end by the head and even those sides could be lowered even more if you were expecting swirling winds. The foot end was pitched in the direction from which the wind was blowing.

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: @Tarptent
Tarp pitches for cold temperatures on 08/17/2010 18:46:03 MDT Print View

Here is a link that should keep you busy for a few days...

Joseph Reeves

Locale: Southeast Alaska
Re: Tarp pitches for cold temperatures on 08/17/2010 21:28:06 MDT Print View

A couple of photographs of a single (5x8) and 10x10 set-up in 25 degrees here in southeast Alaska. Basically, if there isn't any rain or snow just set it up as normal, and set it low if there is.
Inner Point Camp

Tarp Camp