In the San Juans in Colorado.
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.
I wanted to share these pictures with you! These these tarps have been dubbed SUPER TARPS!!! They are working great. Thanks for your willingness to go BIG!
Custom sizes available
These photos show tarps 24X30 feet.
Largest made to date 70X90 feet.