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BPL Stealth Nano setup and pitching tips
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Joshua Stacy

Locale: SF Bay Area
BPL Stealth Nano setup and pitching tips on 04/02/2013 18:49:02 MDT Print View

I was curious to see if anyone had tips for pitching the BPL stealth nano? I'm guessing most folks tie a hitch around their trekking poles. Does anyone have experience looping the tie-out over the tip of the pole? This seems like it would be too abrasive to the tie-out but perhaps I am wrong.


Joshua Stacy

Locale: SF Bay Area
Anyone? on 04/03/2013 22:55:26 MDT Print View

Someone has to have some experience with this tarp.

Steven McAllister
(brooklynkayak) - MLife

Locale: Atlantic North East
BPL Stealth Nano setup and pitching tips on 04/04/2013 05:04:33 MDT Print View

Not specific to the Nano, but I usually tie a separate line/loop to tie-outs for the reason you mention.
It's easier to replace worn line than repair a tie-out and wear will happen in strong whipping winds.

P.S. You stole my idea for your avatar picture.
As if nobody has ever used the spot for an avatar pic before:-)

Edited by brooklynkayak on 04/04/2013 05:06:22 MDT.

Daniel Fish

Locale: PDX
... on 04/04/2013 06:37:32 MDT Print View


Edited by on 06/23/2013 10:22:39 MDT.

Adam Rothermich
(aroth87) - F

Locale: Missouri Ozarks
Re: BPL Stealth Nano setup and pitching tips on 04/04/2013 08:17:27 MDT Print View

I attach my guylines to the tie outs with a bowline knot. But I make the loop pretty large and slip the tip of my trekking pole into the extra loop. The same could be done with a carabiner or S-hook as described above if you want to be able to quickly remove the lines for whatever reason. I found tying hitches around the pole a pain, they always slipped on me while I was setting the tarp up. They're great under tension, not so much before that.


Luke Schmidt
(Cameron) - MLife

Locale: The WOODS
Pitching Tips on 04/04/2013 10:05:29 MDT Print View

I stick the sharp end of my trekking pole into the ground then loop the cord around the handle of the poles. That way the pole never comes into contact with the tarp. Its also easier because the poles are held up as you set up.