Ben Ward sent some nice pictures. I have the tent to patch some small holes and then they are off for more hiking.
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A better Tautline Hitch
Sam Ward sent these photos of an Oware mid he used along the PCT. He sent sent the tent back to patch some small holes in preparation for using it while hiking the Appalachian trail this summer.
Just wanted to thank you for the repairs you did on a gray 8×8 pyramid tent recently (patching, buckle replacement). Everything looked great and the tent is back on the trail for its second thru-hike, currently somewhere in the 100-mile wilderness in Maine protecting two hikers from A LOT of rain their first week. My brother and his group hiked Katahdin June 1 and started the wilderness section Saturday June 2. Thanks again for your support of hikers.
“Beaks”? We don’t need no stinkin’ beaks!
(or tent stakes or poles for that matter)
The lightest and most versatile of shelters, and can be used for a place for teaching out of the sun or rain. Their set up can inspire craftsmanship among students. They are used by many major outdoor schools and savvy go light backpackers everywhere. Our tarps are available in various weights of nylon with a thick waterproof coat of urethane or an ultralight silicone coating. To add strength, sewn on webbing loops are used instead of grommets for tying the tarp out and are also reinforced with an extra layer of fabric at high stress points. Custom size tarps also available.
- Flat Tarps TM
- We coined the term “Flat Tarp” to distinguish our rectangular and square tarps from the
- tarps with curves (catenary “Cat Tarps”) cut into the seams. A Flat Tarp allows for more pitching
- options in many shapes, while a Cat Tarp allows a taunt set up with fewer ties out, but is limited
- to a specific shape of shelter. Reinforced center tie outs allow a flat tarp to be set up sealed close to the ground on the sides and one end like the photo. This without the limiting shape of “beaks”. For those who want to go light (pun intended) but enjoy tarp
craft while using natural features to set up camp, a square or rectangular tarp can
be set up in many ways (see bottom of page).