In the San Juans in Colorado.
Individual shelters could be part of social distancing protocols for camps and outdoor schools.
I offer special pricing on solo tarps for groups.
$25 70 denier nylon with a .25 oz urethane coating, 8 tie outs around the hem, tan or grey. The finished measurements after hemming are 4’10” X 8’.
$25 30 denier nylon with .3 oz. silicone/urethane blend coating, white. 5’X8’.
$27 30 denier type 66 nylon with .25 silicone coating, grey or red. 5’X8’.
$37 70 denier with .75 oz. urethane coating, 9 tie outs (one over foot or in center as requested), tan, 6’X8’
$40 70 denier with .75 oz. urethane coating, 9 tie outs (one over foot or in center as requested), tan, 6’X9’
Prices include stuff sack but not shipping.
Contact – email@example.com, 509-868-1102
MICRO CORD 1.2 MM,
Tiny, but with a firm finish that holds knots well and doesn’t abrade easily.
Super light you can carry less than an ounce and have lots for tarp set ups, compass lanyards, emergency shoe laces. Fits in most cord locks, even the smallest.
Misc. colors, our choice
Great Example of using paddles for tarp poles.
Photos curtesy of Stephen Miller.
For lightweight tarps.
patch for holding paddle or pole under tarp on silicone coated ultralight nylon
Make serviceable tarps from just some coated fabric and cord.
A simple coiling method to keep cord untangled until you need them. I learned this at Outward Bound. Firm Cord works best. I like to use 2mm cord on the most used tie outs and carry a bit of 1mm cord for long reaches to distant anchors.
Starting at the bitter end, coil around hand leaving a foot or two between the hand and tarp attachment point.
Wrap the remaining cord tightly around the first coil and then pass a loop, close to the tarp attach point, through one end of the now figure eight shape of the coil.
Loop this over the other end of the figure eight and pull. Reverse process when you need to use the cord to tie up your tarp/tent.
Ben Ward sent some nice pictures. I have the tent to patch some small holes and then they are off for more hiking.
Through hike photos
From our friends at Equipped.org. Extensive article on using tarps to make shelters.