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Jason Malone
(redwood22) - F

Locale: Santa Cruz/Scott's Valley CA
Tarp setup pics on 02/18/2011 10:25:47 MST Print View

Hey guys,

I just ran across this site and thought some of you might like to see the creativity and craftsmanship in setting up these tarps. Enjoy!

Jeffs Eleven
(WoodenWizard) - F

Locale: Greater Mt Tabor
Re: Tarp setup pics on 02/18/2011 10:39:08 MST Print View

I wish companies would use pics like these. Getting to see the Ewing and Trekker wing in use, with stuff near it to get perspective... In high quality pics!

I bet if there were a portfolio for each tarp for GoG or whoever. I guess Joe does pretty good.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
re on 02/18/2011 11:11:50 MST Print View

Great pics - great variety of tarp pitches

The canister lantern is interesting

The eggs laid on the guyline are interesting

They sure have heavy guylines

Jason Malone
(redwood22) - F

Locale: Santa Cruz/Scott's Valley CA
re on 02/18/2011 12:00:09 MST Print View

Yeah - I don't think the cars are too far away in a lot of these pics. The carton of eggs makes me think that : )

I really like how they use a quarter to tie off a guy line. I wonder how abrasive that would be on 30d silnylon.

Erik Danielsen
(er1kksen) - F

Locale: The Western Door
Re: re on 02/19/2011 13:41:52 MST Print View

Is ultralight car camping the next hot trend? ;)

Mary D
(hikinggranny) - MLife
Tarp setup pics on 02/19/2011 14:15:34 MST Print View

I did a 3-week "ultralight" car camping trip when I first got my lightweight gear! Had two late May graduations back east to attend, so I drove back and spent a leisurely 2 weeks car-camping my way from Michigan's UP back to Oregon. It was an excellent "shake-down cruise" for the new gear, and a month earlier than the trails were open in the high Cascades!

Jeff Brown
(northshorehc) - F

Locale: New England
Google Translator on 02/22/2011 07:43:06 MST Print View

Thanks Jason. That link is awesome.

I was curious about the contents of the writing so I went to Google's Translator page,|en|

to see if I could translate the text from Chinese to English. The results were pretty funny.

This is Google's translation of the first paragraph:

Folding basket, is the "hodgepodge " like to eat. Beijing called "discount (pronounced zhe, soon) Lo" (meaning the basket off a Dier overturned), the Northeast is "Luandun. "

Art in the field of television, if we engage in the CCTV and the Central Authorities established a system for decades a large party, will call the "Golden Age grand",

which is the folk art, juggling, drama, singing and dancing , Urban Liu Su, Chinese and Western classical, assorted are folded together, so that the country's television audience in the "loved"between a love of the party to accept the ideological education of patriotism

Edited by northshorehc on 02/22/2011 08:55:25 MST.

Jason Malone
(redwood22) - F

Locale: Santa Cruz/Scott's Valley CA
Google Translator on 02/22/2011 10:42:30 MST Print View

That's funny stuff. I guess it's no surprise that it translates to "the party this and the party that".

I'm a professional "ESL" professor and university and college level, so I always enjoy a terrible google translation, except when it's on one of the student's essays. Thanks for sharing!

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Don't Blame it All on Google Translator on 02/22/2011 12:12:12 MST Print View

Yes, computer translation has a long, long way to go -- so plenty of time to enjoy the comedy!

However, the Chinese write up is one hodge-podge of confusion as well. The author starts with the term "folding basket" to describe tarp set up -- which IMHO is odd enough -- but then goes on a tangent comparing it to hodge podge eating, China Central TV's music and dance shows, ....., love for one's country and love for one's party... It's all a very awkward and long-winded way of stating the versatility of tarp setup!

Luckily, the verbiage following the two introductory paragraphs are much more to the point.

Edited by ben2world on 02/22/2011 12:17:15 MST.