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    :banana The Tarp Document

    It seems nobody has posted the tarp document in the tarp forums yet! I'm assuming you've all seen if before, but here it is for reference

    http://www.equipped.org/tarp-shelters.pdf
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    Seriously overdone, I'd say. It's just hanging a tarp, not origami.
    "It's fun to have fun, but you have to know how." ---Dr. Seuss

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    I haven't seen that. Thanks. Fun to read through all the odd combinations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feral Bill View Post
    Seriously overdone, I'd say. It's just hanging a tarp, not origami.
    Great for you! But I am sure that there is some novice kid for which the information is rather new and very useful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuckahoe View Post
    Great for you! But I am sure that there is some novice kid for which the information is rather new and very useful.
    I've tarped for years and the first time I found this document I took it to task and highlighted a few things out of it.

    There's always something to learn - thanks for posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuckahoe View Post
    Great for you! But I am sure that there is some novice kid for which the information is rather new and very useful.
    A newbie needs a few useful way to pitch a tarp. This document is information overload. For those of us who like to try new things, it's definitely useful.
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    this is my favorite quote

    "-ALWAYS wear eye protection when handling poles with spikes on them! Sunglassesare ~NOT~ adequate protection – their glass and plastic lenses may shatter, the
    shards compounding the damage! Industrial protective spectacles (or goggles)
    with polycarbonate lenses offer much better protection!"

    guess I'm a little on the wild side as I've never followed this rule.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Feral Bill View Post
    A newbie needs a few useful way to pitch a tarp. This document is information overload. For those of us who like to try new things, it's definitely useful.
    I agree. The pdf is fantastic information, but a bit extensive. Start here. Decide on a pitch. Then go back to the pdf.

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    Apparently I've been doing it alllll wrong for years. I just stake the tarp down, crawl under it, and hold it up with a pole. If I had known there was a book, I could have used it to light a fire.

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    Concur...way too complex.

    I still think this is the best general tarp set up page

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

    Other than a brief thing on knots that could be informative, pretty complete. Plenty of places to find those, however.
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