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Casey Balza
(equals) - F
Setting up tarp intructions on 06/21/2011 00:24:47 MDT Print View

Is there a book or website that clearing explains and shows the different ways to setup a tarp? I don't use trekking poles and it seems to be taking me way too long to setup a simple shelter. Thanks.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Setting up tarp intructions on 06/21/2011 00:34:20 MDT Print View

You might start by telling us whether you have a flat tarp or a shaped tarp.

I don't use trekking poles, either, but my shaped tarps go up with carbon fiber poles that don't weigh much. Aluminum poles aren't expensive, and fiberglas poles are cheaper as well.

--B.G.--

John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
Re: Setting up tarp intructions on 06/21/2011 04:33:53 MDT Print View

Casey,

http://www.equipped.org/tarp-shelters.htm

Party On,

Newton

Michael Ray
(topshot) - MLife

Locale: Midwest
Re: Setting up tarp intructions on 06/21/2011 06:39:18 MDT Print View

This thread and this thread should get you started.

Casey Balza
(equals) - F
instructions on 06/21/2011 10:45:35 MDT Print View

Thanks that helps a lot :)

Daniel Fosse
(magillagorilla) - F

Locale: Southwest Ohio
Re: Re: Setting up tarp intructions on 06/21/2011 13:05:25 MDT Print View

"Aluminum poles aren't expensive, and fiberglas poles are cheaper as well."

Sticks are free. Tiz what I use.

Steven McAllister
(brooklynkayak) - MLife

Locale: Atlantic North East
Play with tarps on 06/21/2011 18:53:49 MDT Print View

Google is your friend.
You can almost always find sticks, a tree or other objects to give support.
Take the time to experiment.
Have fun with it.
Don't wait until it matters to figure things out:-)