Made a tarp wiki up

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  1. wisconsinwalter

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    I made this and some back woods on my land as a place to carve, relax and get away from the tv at the cabin when my kid gets bored

    Most of the posts are ironwood or maple. We used the branches to weave into the posts to pick up the snow load so it wouldn't collapse after a heavy snow

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    Rooster Mod hatchet and my tomahawk

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    My daughter helping out with the weaving
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    If it lasts the winter I will be happy to rebuild it better


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    Looks good ;-)
     
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    What size tarp? That looks like a good backyard project.
     
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    nice; they are fun to build...hope it holds up ok
     
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    Nice Shelter!
     
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    There are actually 3 tarps used, because it is so cold up here in the winter, I doubled the tarps and used a 6x8 for the door and two 10x20 for the walls.

    Because I weaved the top I want to try a small fire out of a can or similar

    I did find firewood tarps that are 4x18 that would work better

    I had been carving in this shelter but it was too cold and small

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    Very nice!
     
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    That's a nice shelter! Good to get the kids involved too.

    This one ought to be a lot warmer and more spacious than the one you were carving in. I'd imagine a small personal stove should work well in the wikiup without melting the tarps too. Looks like good ventilation up top. If it lasts into the warmer months, where you'll see more rain than snow, consider cutting down the tops of the poles that stick out the top. Rain will collect on those pole ends and run right down into the shelter.
     
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    Longbeard Continental Drifter Bushclass III

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    Wikiups rule, nice job.
     
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    Pretty slick structure
     
  11. Pastor Chris

    Pastor Chris Hardwoodsman Hobbyist Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass II

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    I like it!
     

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