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    Quote Originally Posted by Thehighwayman View Post
    I can't wait to try some of these. There was a picture around of someone who'd rigged a shelter with just one trekking pole. I'll have to try to dig it up. That shelter looked great.
    Here ya go, its the same size but in Oilskin





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    You tell by that dog grin, s/he likes it!

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    That's one fine looking dog you got their Devil Dog! Seems to be saying Ok Boss where is mine.
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    That's the one! Thanks a bunch Mac. The last one, with the dog, looks like it'd be a good, roomy but fairly weather-freindly shelter.

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    two pole setup, uses only 4 to 6 ft of cord and 6 pegs
    there are many other ways to configure the tarp using this method, try it out








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    Sotramk nice set up! I can't wait to get mine. Thanks for the pics.

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    Got mine on order. Sotramk's setup is great. The pictures of how you guys are setting them up really convinced me to get one. Thanks.

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    Very nice tarp work there! Thanks for sharing.

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    I received my new BCUSA tarp yesterday. This is not my first tarp, but it IS the first I have owned that is so nicely finished. It also my largest tarp.

    I strung it up today between two trees in the back yard. I was amazed at how quickly it can be put up in a simple A frame shape, with the top mounted loops for the cord, and a couple of stakes per side. It rode out a very stiff thunder storm this morning. Winds were better than 50 mph, but the tarp was steady, and it was dry under it.

    I am in the process of putting together a kit, specific to this tarp, that will go with the tarp when I take it afield. Cordage, S Biner hooks, stakes and 550 para cord, cut to length, and packed in a baggie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mannlicher View Post
    I received my new BCUSA tarp yesterday. This is not my first tarp, but it IS the first I have owned that is so nicely finished. It also my largest tarp.

    I strung it up today between two trees in the back yard. I was amazed at how quickly it can be put up in a simple A frame shape, with the top mounted loops for the cord, and a couple of stakes per side. It rode out a very stiff thunder storm this morning. Winds were better than 50 mph, but the tarp was steady, and it was dry under it.

    I am in the process of putting together a kit, specific to this tarp, that will go with the tarp when I take it afield. Cordage, S Biner hooks, stakes and 550 para cord, cut to length, and packed in a baggie.

    Just a thought for you when you erect a tarp in that manner, you may want to think about putting a prusik knot on the out side tabs on the ridge line. That way you can tighten the ridge line so it dosent fold on you like in your pic

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