Discussion in 'Shelter' started by IA Woodsman, May 9, 2010.
thanks that makes sense now, not how I had imagined it but better. Thank you for the photos.
It sure is nice having a tarp this light that I trust. Here's the Bushcraft Outfitters 10x10 Silnylon back out on the coast.
The slugs like it too.
Simply Light Designs 11' Trail Layer Hammock, Dual Zip Integral Bug Net,
Double Layer Nylon (1.9 oz. multi-cam outer, 1.6 oz. dk. brown inner)
Snugpak Underquilt, 2QZQ Underquilt Protector, & Caribiner/Atlas Strap suspension
Tarp is a Bushcraft Outfitters OD 10X12 w/ BCO 950# Ridgeline & Technora tie-outs in
Fair Weather Porch-Mode!
(Tarps been up for 2 months now...wouldn't know it to look at it!)
What do you mean by Enhanced?
Multicam 10X10 and Enhanced MEST Poncho set up.
Well not the first time its rained while hammocking but first time with the tarp up. It worked very well even though I did a terrible job of staking it. I was on top and had about 5 drops fall on my face over the course of about 2 hrs which I thought was pretty good because it poured and besides that it kept everything off.
I still want to make a huge pyramid by combining 4 bcusa 10x10’s in diamond/wedge/plow mode.
I just don’t have enough 10x10’s...
@WhisperInThePine I like this setup, trying to figure out how the tarp is oriented to make it happen.
I will see about doing an instructional thread. I've been asked a couple times about it now.
Coyote 10x10 hunting shack.
With my eberlestock recliner, it's downright palatial.
I know, it looks like all I can see is a pile of leaves, but I'm up on a rock face overlooking the north slope from one "window", the hollow straight (down) ahead, and the south slope from the right hand "window."
My back is to the top of the mountain (somewhere up there), so the night wind will be deflected by the tarp, but I'm upwind of the hollow and the slopes during daylight hours.
Enjoying the first snow of the year while sitting under the 10x10 Woodland Camo Tarp, warm fire and a couple cold refreshments.
Anyone have a photo of the white 10x10? I want to pick one up, but all these photos of the green/coyote are making me jelly.
Got out in the single digits to close out the year and test a sleep system I'm trying to use to replace the MSS by changing quilts instead of bags.... I'm close ;-)
Staked a separate peg for the MEST to make it a quick release / close door and to help vent for condensation
I need to figure out something for the sides in heavier snow but this time only woke up with it on my feet
The high winds we had recently pulled the corner and middle side stakes out of the frozen ground. There was no harm to the tie outs.
You can see the gouge and chunk of frozen dirt it pulled out.
Are you using angle iron as your stakes for winter, @Sefton ?
Been thinking about doing something like that.
No Sir. Those a US pup tent stakes that came with a shelter half I bought. This is setup in my back yard.
I'm not very Bushcraft this past year.
For the 2nd time the wind pulled both corner stakes out of the ground.
No real damage to tabs.
Drove the stakes back .
Left side was tossed a few feet.
I had a length of Paracord still on the tab and the wind wrapped it around the next stake.
Still proving itself how well made it is.
My BCUSA 10x10 this past weekend. Constant wind, some rain. Seam sealed it this time, and stayed dry (imagine that!)
Does anyone know if the BCO Multicam tarp 10x10 (or even 10x12) will fit into a Center Line Systems G2 gear roll with appropriate sized cords and stakes?
Thanks, Team BCUSA!
Set up the SAR MEST out and about this morning. Great to have in the SAR pack for both emergency shelter and for signalling.
I keep all the the tie out lines rat-nested at the top of the stuff sack for quick and easy deployment:
All 4 corners have doubled up and knotted blaze orange paracord for either setting up in a shelter or for easily staking the tarp out as a marker panel for ground to air signalling:
Pack contents. Although this is not my bushcraft gear/setup, I like to take it out once in a while to go through everything and make changes as necessary:
The MEST will, but a 10x10 isn't going to fit.
I'm a little late on posting about this, but I just noticed something in your pictures. In some, the stake has the "V" pointed toward the tarp and in others it is away from the tarp. With the V pointed toward the tarp, the tarp tugging on the peg can pull in through the ground like a plow. With the V pointed away from the tarp, the tug will be against the full width of the peg, with dirt being compressed into the V, both of which will give increased resistance to the pressure. I don't know if that will solve your problem or not, but it might help.
Is this the 10x10?
You are correct Sir , good eye. Most likely I wasn't paying attention. Thanks.
It sure is. 10x10 Silnylon ... my favorite tarp.
Well hopefully soon I'll get to join this thread.. I just pulled the trigger on a OD 10x10 from BCO! I'm really excited. I have a home made 10x10 that I have used but its not treated for h20 so this will be a def upgrade. Does anybody know how long it usually takes to get it? I plan on going camping the weekend after this one and would love to use it.
10x12 in the Tent Tarp set up. I used 2 hiking poles. Lots of room. Going to try a 14X14 tarp next.
I'd like to see a you tube video of you setting this configuration up. Just an idea
I have really been slacking on videos in the last year or so. I run out of time in my day. I will work on it.
That's understandable thanks for keeping it in mind!
12x10 BCO Tarp.
Not much rain on this trip, but the moisture blowing in off of the ocean is not to be underestimated. All of this water is from a combination of tiny droplets that blew in the breeze, and some big drips falling from fog-collecting spruce needles above.