Tarp setups

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Tarp setups

Postby ktimm » Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:02 pm

What is your favorite tarp and tarp setup and why ?
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Re: Tarp setups

Postby zuma » Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:48 am

My favorite tarp is the old seekoutside Breakaway tarp together with the optional vestibule. I always set it up as a single wall tent. Why, well in the Netherlands it's almost always very humid so setting it up this tarp in this way I don't need a bivac sac.

Only when the weather forcast gives a very dry nights I use it quite standard as a normal tarp without the vestibule. The backend of the tarp close to the ground, sides open and the opening high enough to sit comfortable under it.
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Re: Tarp setups

Postby Wilderness » Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:30 am

It would be great to see some pictures of various tarp set up.....
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Re: Tarp setups

Postby IA Woodsman » Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:34 pm

This is not a tarp but a C-9 chute makes a great set up.

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My 10x10 Multicam set over a downed tree.

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A framed shelter with emergency blanket.

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Tarp set over a hammock.

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Re: Tarp setups

Postby AK Troutbum » Fri Apr 22, 2016 3:43 pm

The last couple years I've been using a HMG Ultimid 2 and I'm really liking it. It's probably not really classified as a tarp, as far as traditional tarps go. I like that it's super lightweight, easy to set up, and does well in windy environments. I don't have any experience with traditional flat tarp spike camping, but I'm seriously considering purchasing something in cuben and playing around with it a little.


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Re: Tarp setups

Postby alukban » Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:06 am

10x10 tarp with a single, external pole :)

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