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Chache
04-12-2007, 22:16
I never used a tarp. I was wondering how one person sets up this tarp with hiking poles. I can see how two people could do it. What are the steps you would take. I got it from a Hudson trail store for 10 bucks because it was in a pile of loose stuff. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/00166.html

SGT Rock
04-12-2007, 22:18
hard to explain it, but one person could set that up. There are also other pitches you could use:

http://hikinghq.net/gear/tarp.html

Skidsteer
04-12-2007, 22:35
I'll take a stab at it.

-Stake your corners where you think they should be.
-Rig one trekking pole.
-Rig the other trekking pole and make your ridgeline taut.
-Readjust your corners.
-Rig your side guyouts.

That's oversimplified but maybe it will help.

MONKEYBUTT
04-12-2007, 23:06
This web site is incredible! It has all you need to know about tarp set up.
Hope this helps.

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

Toolshed
04-13-2007, 07:18
This web site is incredible! It has all you need to know about tarp set up.
Hope this helps.

http://www.equipped.org/tarp-shelters.htm (http://www.equipped.org/tarp-shelters.htm)
FWIW, That site has been around for years and has been referenced on WB probably more than a dozen times....

Chache
04-13-2007, 10:30
This web site is incredible! It has all you need to know about tarp set up.
Hope this helps.

http://www.equipped.org/tarp-shelters.htm (http://www.equipped.org/tarp-shelters.htm)
WOW Thats a college course in tarp shapes and set up.

Chache
04-13-2007, 10:31
FWIW, That site has been around for years and has been referenced on WB probably more than a dozen times....
Its new to me and probably a lot of new people

Chache
04-13-2007, 10:34
I'll take a stab at it.

-Stake your corners where you think they should be.
-Rig one trekking pole.
-Rig the other trekking pole and make your ridgeline taut.
-Readjust your corners.
-Rig your side guyouts.

That's oversimplified but maybe it will help.
Thanks, that does seem to be the logical way.

Chache
04-13-2007, 10:35
hard to explain it, but one person could set that up. There are also other pitches you could use:

http://hikinghq.net/gear/tarp.html
You gave me some great ideas, thanks

Toolshed
04-13-2007, 13:09
Its new to me and probably a lot of new people
That's why there are archived threads and a search function. In 2 yeares someone else will come along and say wow, look a this cool site I found. :D

whitefoot_hp
04-13-2007, 13:13
That's why there are archived threads and a search function. In 2 yeares someone else will come along and say wow, look a this cool site I found. :D
and normal people won't think anything of it...

Chache
04-13-2007, 14:04
That's why there are archived threads and a search function. In 2 yeares someone else will come along and say wow, look a this cool site I found. :D
I did search first and did not find one that addressed this exact tarp and set up instructions as to how one person would set up the tarp. Lighten up:sun:sun :sun

soulrebel
04-13-2007, 14:11
http://www.ray-way.com/tarp-nettent/pitch/index.shtml


I've begun to sculpt ray statues out of candy bars, it's that good

Chache
04-13-2007, 14:48
http://www.ray-way.com/tarp-nettent/pitch/index.shtml


I've begun to sculpt ray statues out of candy bars, it's that good
BINGO. Thats exactly what I needed. Thank you:jump

Lanthar Mandragoran
04-13-2007, 15:43
http://www.ray-way.com/tarp-nettent/pitch/index.shtml


I've begun to sculpt ray statues out of candy bars, it's that good

That's slick as heck... Nice...

MONKEYBUTT
04-14-2007, 22:56
That's why there are archived threads and a search function. In 2 yeares someone else will come along and say wow, look a this cool site I found. :D

I was just trying to help. No need to be gruff. You need a hug don't you? Oh and your ID is fitting... :bse