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kevin smith
(divr6347) - M
for those wondering about tarp camping on 02/05/2011 15:17:03 MST Print View

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNJmE0F4a80&feature=related

check this out LOL

Brian UL
(MAYNARD76)

Locale: New England
Re: for those wondering about tarp camping on 02/05/2011 15:23:34 MST Print View

And you could be warming your hands over a wood stove sipping hot chocolate watching the storm pass. Hard to beat a tarp in most circumstances.

Aaron Benson
(AaronMB) - F

Locale: Central Valley California
Good times on 02/05/2011 15:35:21 MST Print View

Good stuff right there!

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Tarp Camping on 02/05/2011 15:57:10 MST Print View

Not just any tarp - a 4 season mid, actually.

kevin smith
(divr6347) - M
tarp on 02/05/2011 16:12:51 MST Print View

all i can say is that has to be one bad azz tarp

kevin

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Tarp Camping on 02/05/2011 16:13:39 MST Print View

Yes - and on sale at STP right now....

kevin smith
(divr6347) - M
tarp on 02/06/2011 09:04:39 MST Print View

on sale at stp and advertised as a 3 season shelter

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Tarp on 02/06/2011 09:08:30 MST Print View

Right Kevin - Must be made out unobtanium.

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Tarp Camping on 02/06/2011 09:09:30 MST Print View

Y'all keep saying something is on sale at STP yet don't once mention what tarp that is..lol.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Tarp on 02/06/2011 09:14:23 MST Print View

Right here John.:

http://www.sierratradingpost.com/p/,3233V_Sierra-Designs-Origami-2-Ultralight-Tarp-2-Person-3-Season.html


Based on my experience with MLD Mids, I would consider this 'tarp' a 4 season shelter because of the coverage. On several forums, folks have put stove jacks in these things and used them deep in snowy conditions.

Edited by FamilyGuy on 02/06/2011 09:17:55 MST.

Jason Delso
(zencarver) - MLife

Locale: DFW
Re: Tarp on 02/06/2011 10:58:48 MST Print View

David,

I thought that was what you were referring to, but as I have no experience with mids...

The MLD mids appear to have steeper side walls - wouldn't they handle snow loads better than the Sierra Designs Origami? (Sorry if this is a stupid question. I have almmost no snow experience, either)

Jason

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Tarp on 02/06/2011 11:18:33 MST Print View

I am not sure Jason. I know that the larger SuperMid would be similar with respect to angle steepness. I see that the SD has mid point guylines all the way around so that should be pretty robust. Frankly, however, if you are expecting a LOT of snow, I would use something other than a mid. YMMV.