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    Default Tarp setups on YouTube

    I've got a couple of tarps so have been cruising youtube for setup ideas, and thought I'd share a few of the best. I've also just found Jed from True North's "Tarpology" guide online here.


    2-man Tent-style

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkBeZqXU4zk


    Ridge Line tarp (interesting knots and use of guy lines)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjMmla9DSzo


    Ray Mears' tarp knots (though I have to say I like the look of way the guy in the video above does it better!)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mw3lL-ofBcE


    Tarp Knots and packing away

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DR3DMj-zJu8
    Last edited by Amelia; 9th-April-2008 at 08:57 PM.
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    Wow!

    Im not a camper so all this is new to me. I always thought tarps were used in a similar ways to the seccond video, but Im really impressed at how simple it is to make a very tent like shelter from a flat sheet in the first video.

    Thanks for sharing these. I think I will have a go in the garden with my poly tarp just for fun.
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    as soon as i can gwet one from decathlon ill give it a try ( anyone going past a shop and then on to the coniston meet
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    Thanks for posting these. Really liked the first demo. One more way to make a sleeping shelter. The second tarp demo would be good for cooking in the rain, but I'd never sleep under it. When we have rain here - it is often accompanied by wind, and you'd about be guaranteed to sleep wet.

    Liked those quick release knots.

    Personally, when it comes to tarps, I'm partial to a diamond fly - which keeps you dry and tight in the wind - if you set it up facing the right way.
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    Very usefull thnk you Amelia.... I'll have to keep this thread in my favorites......now where did I put my rope..............
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    ill have to look at saving this info how do you do that on this site ( im not the most up to date on things technical)
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    Default Tarps

    Ok , let me just say i ;love tarps, own more tarps than canoes which is pretty good going as i currently own 9 boats (although 3 are for sale). I didnt take a look at u tube , so cant comment. Tarp set-ups , well there are lots of ways of doing it depending on conditions and what you want to use the tarp for. On the comment of rain +wind, yes thats a real problem down here too as we often camp in wind driven rain. I frequently use a lean-to set up or simply a larger tarp. Another set up which is a real favorite is a large tarp set up like a baker tent without sides. I have been in driving rain under a lean to tarp and stayed really dry--good trick for lean and light though is to use a bivvi bag with your sleeping bag. One final thought -- we will probably be running a rapology session with lots of tarps to play with at this years wilderness gathering.

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    Really useful thread this. Have you seen this one as well?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YuFaD9i6Sc

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    Last edited by MagiKelly; 5th-June-2008 at 08:05 PM. Reason: youtube

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    Nope. Just post the URL of the page on youtube and the forum software will embed it automatically.

    If I can figure out the url I will do it.
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