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john parker
(orclwzrd) - F

Locale: Illinois
New tarp setup on 05/23/2011 12:25:55 MDT Print View

So after you look at the pic, I'm looking for suggestions, comments, observations, etc..

This is my first time setting up the brand spanking new never camped in OES 8x10 Cat Cut Tarp and GoLite Shangri-La 1 Nest.

I'd love to hear suggestions on best pitch. Does anyone else have a similar rig?

The Nest is to keep the ticks and skeeters at bay so ultra tight pitch isn't critical for that part. My trekking poles are adjustable and left set for my normal hiking height. I did have a ridgeline inside the tarp. The foot end of the nest set up nicely with a prussic off the ridgeline. I couldn't get the head of the nest tight with out really extending the trekking poles (probably why they are adjustable!) Oh and this seems to take about a billion stakes!! LOL

Thanks for any thoughts. Oh, nest and tarp weigh just barely over 2 lbs without lines.

first pitch 1

first pitch 2

John

Edited by orclwzrd on 05/23/2011 13:03:54 MDT.

Chris H
(-NXP-) - F

Locale: Upper Midwest
Re: New tarp setup on 05/23/2011 12:37:33 MDT Print View

[img]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2352/5751150568_455c885861.jpg[/img]

[img]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3320/5751150756_7d97545fff.jpg[/img]

Looks really similar to my setup, but I'm using a 10x12 in a flying A-Frame so I've got more room to hang out under in the rain.

With yours, maybe pick up some light shock cord so you can open your net up a bit (attach it to the 2nd guy point back from the edge).

C

Edit - image tags don't work here?

Edited by -NXP- on 05/23/2011 12:38:17 MDT.

Diplomatic Mike
(MikefaeDundee)

Locale: Under a bush in Scotland
Posting an image on 05/23/2011 12:43:22 MDT Print View

Use the 'Insert Image at Cursor' button at top right.

john parker
(orclwzrd) - F

Locale: Illinois
oh, that way... on 05/31/2011 15:57:16 MDT Print View

this is an "oh, that's how that works" post. I got the tarp pitch right this time! I'm a slow learner. but got the ridge line taught by tacking out the sides last. Once I did it, it was a duh but doing is a great teacher! Thanks for all the feed back!

John