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Pyramid Tarp, Set Up


Pyramid, Stakes, Adjustable Pole

Pyramid, Stakes, Adjustable Pole

Zip and buckle bottom before staking out

Zip and buckle bottom before staking out

Stake out the four corners. Use a small loop of replaceable cord so wear from rough stake edges will not damage the tent web tie outs.

Stake out the four corners. Use a small loop of replaceable cord so wear from rough stake edges will not damage the tent web tie outs.

Stake corners in a perfect square and slightly stretched. This prevents a diamond staking pattern which will cause one corner to be up in the air.

Stake corners in a perfect square and slightly stretched. This prevents a diamond staking pattern which will cause one corner to be up in the air.

Doors can be tied back and pole inserted after the 4 corners are staked out

Doors can be tied back and pole inserted after the 4 corners are staked out

Additional tie outs can be staked around the hem and the upper center tie outs can be used to gain headroom in windy or heavy snow conditions.

Additional tie outs can be staked around the hem and the upper center tie outs can be used to gain headroom in windy or heavy snow conditions.

Some extra ventilation can be gained by zipping the top zipper slider down and holding the door apart carefully with a stick.

Some extra ventilation can be gained by zipping the top zipper slider down and holding the door apart carefully with a stick.

A green branch can be used instead of a tent pole sometimes.

A green branch can be used instead of a tent pole sometimes.

Two wooden poles can be  lasted to hold the tarp up from outside.

Two wooden poles can be lasted to hold the tarp up from outside.

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What are these growing under a cedar tree?


Found these growing on The Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge

Plant starts of what

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Bike rack for pickup


A simple back rack for a pickup bed. Made using either an
extra hub quick release with two angle braces and a piece of tubing for a spacer or commercial attachments. Having them screwed to a board which is loose in the truck bed, makes it easy to put the bikes
on while on the tailgate. Then you can slide the whole thing to the positions you
want and a couple of straps held everything in place.

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Neo Bivy Now available


Now here. New bivy with side zip and room for a Neo Air pad along with a thick down bag and you.

Various fabrics.

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http://shop.bivysack.com/product.sc?productId=101&categoryId=2

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Loved your Pyramid on the JMT.


Jim–

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Quick Release Tautline Hitch


A better Tautline Hitch

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Tarp Shelter Set Up Options


From our friends at Equipped.org. Extensive article on using tarps to make shelters.
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