looking for new tarp setups

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  1. chansta

    chansta keeper of the flame Supporter

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    I recently dawned on me that I use the same set ups over and over again, and I'd like to expand on my tarp setups.

    I mostly do plough point, modified A frame, A frame, or adirondack wind shelter.

    If you have setups you use frequently, post up a pic!
     
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  2. BlueDogScout

    BlueDogScout Where is all the shelf stable bacon??? Supporter

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    Those are my go to. Watching the post
     
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    Lots of videos about tarp pitches on YouTube. One guy I find very good to watch is called Papa Hiker and he has a number of videos on what could be called "alternative" pitches. Some have floors as part of the pitch, some are very strong/weather resistant others are pitched in a way that you can enjoy a view etc.

    Well worth checking out his channel ….. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6DiGjUqw-2HB9xQJXdjGrw/videos

    Hope this helps.

    OJ
     
  4. chansta

    chansta keeper of the flame Supporter

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    Yep. I've seen many of his videos:)
     
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    I've experimented with some but always go back to the plough point

    Easier to just bring some tyvek or something if you want something nice to lay on.

    There are some interesting ones to make super shelters in emergencies in cold weather. But beyond that not very appealing
     
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    Plow point or A frame for me, depending on what tarp I have .
     
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    "I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times." -Bruce Lee

    I must admit that I feel more or less this way with tarp setups. I tried to learn several-but I've found that knowing 2 or 3 really well and practicing them-including adjusting them with height and angles, etc-seems to cover my bases and I feel more confident. but that's just me....
     
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    Watching this one
     
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    Someone posted this chart awhile back. Good quick reference to have...

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    Oh man, that’d fit right next to my knot trifold in my sling. Who makes it?

    Edit: saved to my phone. We’ll see how well it prints

    Edit II:
    Prints all on 1 page minus the last row (for what it’s worth):D
     
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    I understand the itch to try new stuff; BTDT. I keep coming back to the same 2-3 setups. My favorite is the A-frame.

    "Better is the enemy of good enough." -- Russian proverb
     
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    BlueDogScout Where is all the shelf stable bacon??? Supporter

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    Agreed A frame or lean to with a little hang over is my favorite. I do want a third for really bad storms The is more closed than the plow point. We tend to get really driving wing and sideways rain
     
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    We use the rectangular tarp set up to keep wood and supplies dry. And also as shaded area to hang out in.
     
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    Yup. "We been through every kind of rain there is. Little bitty stingin' rain, and big ol' fat rain, rain that flew in sideways, and sometimes rain even seemed to come straight up from underneath." In the novel, Forrest was from my home town, Mobile AL. Forrest would have already been familiar with those rain varieties, and more. Me too.

    If I know or suspect a driving rain, my motto is 'smaller is better.' I pitch my smaller shelter low to the ground and crosswise to the wind direction with the "leading edge" right on the ground, heavily staked, and tight. The idea is to offer little to no resistance to the wind gusts, enabling them to lift right over it. The downwind side can be up a bit for easier entrance/exit, etc.

    Swirling, "come-from-everywhere" winds are a bit harder to deal with. Low is still good, as is extra length in the "sideways" direction. My tarp is 7 x 10, so if swirly rain is a risk I pitch it with the long side crosswise to the wind
     
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    Makes sense
     
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    What do you need the setups to accomplish?
     
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    Oops, sorry. I'm a retired corporate trainer and internship supervisor. It's way too easy for me to get into teaching mode.... :rolleyes::27:;)
     
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    BlueDogScout Where is all the shelf stable bacon??? Supporter

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    No worries it’s appreciated
     
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    I honestly only use 1. Adirondack but with the awning flipped back over the ridgeline and pulled through the center tie out on my tarp. Imo it's perfect. Wonder and weather blocked completely on 3 sides. Great for a long fire in winter..pretty much my go to all the time.
     
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    Pictures or it didn’t happen ;)
     
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    Is it possible for you to post your know trifold? I need to learn my knots and have been having a hard time putting together something easy for me to learn/work from. I've got a phone app, but it's not as good as I'd like.
     
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    The only additional I'd like to learn is something quick and secure if there is a nasty storm. Otherwise it's the plowpoint (simple, 3 side protection) some variation of lean-to/A-frame (I consider these almost the same because of the horizontal ridgeline). I suppose I could just draw the ends of the A-Frame in. I had 9 tie outs put on my 10x10 plus all the perimeter ones so that's not a problem.
     
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    Me too-
    Lemme see what I can do
     
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    good question and I should have clarified. Some is for fun, but after reading this post again I'd like to find some shelters for use when I can't use a ridgeline.

    I am aware of a couple: using a lashed bipod and toggle to create a plough point.
    2. pyramid with no floor
     
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    My favorite tarp set-up is the burrito,,, quick fast and simple and it works...

    Well my friends dig out their ropes,,, straps,,, tie off points to stakes and trees along with getting tucked in out of the rain,,, I'm fast a sleep...

    They wake up in the morning and I'm already an hour or 2 ahead of them on the trail having coffee and snack... Its painful traveling with slow people who don't get enough sleep and struggle all night trying to say warm and comfortable...

    By the 3rd or 4th day they finally catch on that mobility and comfort go hand in hand,,, unless they are planning on staying in one location for a few days...

    Don't over think it,,, keep it simple and fast,,, tie-off if the winds pick-up,,, have that fire and get to bed since well rested bodies think fast and sharp...

    The trap by its self works great """if""" we choose to use it the way it was designed...

    Just me i guess...

    Cheers from the North
     
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    The plough point is probably my favorite.

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    The “tent pitch” requires no ridgeline. There’s a good tutorial *somewhere* on this site. The pitch above was me working through that tutorial.
     
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    I've used the C-fly wedge(well close to it, the A-frame,and the Adirondack.Except my Adirondack didn't have a corner in the top front,but flat across.
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    The C-frame according to my setup
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    My Adirondack setup.This is my present setup
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    My A frame.
     
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    Very cool. I wish it had more info for each configuration. Nevertheless I’ve printed it, saved it to my files, my images and my book:D
     
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