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Tarp patch to hold center pole, paddle or oar Part 2


For lightweight tarps.

patch for holding paddle or pole under tarp on silicone coated ultralight nylon

patch for holding paddle or pole under tarp on silicone coated ultralight nylon

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Add a tarp tie out point with just a piece of cord


Make serviceable tarps from just some coated fabric and cord.

 

Clove hitch

http://www.animatedknots.com/cloveend/

Barrel knot

http://www.climbing.com/video/triple-barrel-knot/

 

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Control those tarp cords


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.

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.

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.

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.

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Two through-hikes down and one to go for Ben and brother using Oware Pyramid!


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 Oware Pyramid Ben Ward

Through hike photos
Oware Pyramid
Ben Ward

DSCN4537 pyramid DSCN5792 DSCN5787 DSCN4817

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Loved your Pyramid on the JMT.


Jim–

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Tarp Shelter Set Up Options


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

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Super Tarps


“Hi Dave…

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!

Cheers,

Aaron”

Custom sizes available
These photos show tarps 24X30 feet.
Largest made to date 70X90 feet.

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