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Old 06-19-2013   #1
 
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Bomber tarp shelter rig...

Posted a couple of times about tarpology a couple of years ago and thought I might share a photo of a successful tarp rig we did on the Smith River, Mt. early May of this year. We used the circus tent type rig where every other contact point is rigged up and then down. This method really spills the big wind gusts! Also re-posting photos of the reinforced tarp corners with cam straps attached as have gotten a few PMs requesting these.
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Old 06-19-2013   #2
 
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Further to my earlier post...

Extra contact points (10 in total) assure that the tarp will not collapse even if a couple of the stakes are compromised and pull out and obviates the need for a curve in the tarp edges to combat sail luff. Sewed onto the straps some reflective material which helps keep one from tripping over the straps at night. Grommets at corners are for conventional tent/tarp poles, D-shaped rings are for oar handles and cylindrical rings are for Cataract oar shafts.
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^^^^ very nice
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Underside of tarp...

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^^^^ very nice
Thanks for the compliment.

Here is the underside of the tarp. They are hard to see but there are D-rings sewn onto the seams for hanging a light or any kind of kitchen equipment or utensils, etc. Also, the center reinforcement is for rigging this tent as a tepee propped up by an oar tripod for a safety shelter in severe weather. Heavy storms, blizzards, etc.
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Old 07-12-2013   #5
 
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Thank you for posting mdconnor!

Your design made sense to me, so I saved your post and then built it.

The design is bomber! Had some light to moderate winds and it didn't even flinch. At 18' from point to point, we had 10 adults, 9 kids and the whole kitchen under it on Ruby Horsethief last weekend. I used 15' cam straps which are a good and flexible length. Seperated the strap from the cam and packed the tarp for the night leaving the stakes in the ground. Used 1.9 oz silnylon.


I highly recommend the design and thank mdconnor for posting it!
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The tarp
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Tarp Porn

Here's more tarp porn. Silnylon tarps from Wilderness Logics. Sturdy & lightweight.
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The tarp
Where did you get the fabric? Locally or Online? What about the drings and such?

I have a sewing machine and have been tempted to do this but never found a good source for fabric.

We should start a sewing thread. Here is a pattern for a dropbag.

https://www.mountainbuzz.com/forums/f...diy-46843.html
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I got most everything from Seattle Fabrics online...been buying outdoor fabrics from them for years.
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River Wing, Tarp thread

So I can't find the other one so starting this. Maybe we can combine them.

I wanted to know what people are using for fabric for a homemade one.

Searched and can't find the thread that had a few photos of different ones.

Where did it go?
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