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Custom 11×11 pyramid with sidewalls in universal camo


Custom 11×11 pyramid with sidewalls in universal camo
large camo mid sidewalls1Custom 11x11 pyramid with sidewalls in universal camo2Custom 11x11 pyramid with sidewalls in universal camo3

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Steamboat Rock State Park


Central Washington. A short, steep, 1 mile hike to the top for desert views from steamboat rock. Large reservoir with coots and geese. Very tidy campground.

Steamboat rock at sunrise

Steamboat rock at sunrise


 Lake from steamboat rock

Lake from steamboat rock


 steamboatrock-coots


steamboatrock-coots

Mini-mid at Steamboat Rock State Park. 7x7 ft made to fit on top of National Park service rafting frames for river guides on the Grand Canyon.

Mini-mid at Steamboat Rock State Park. 7×7 ft made to fit on top of National Park service rafting frames for river guides on the Grand Canyon.

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Gil’s Photos


“My Oware 9×9 Pyramid is in its seventh season now, and wanted to send a few photos of its life in the wild. It’s been used mostly in Washington state, with a few forays into California and Oregon. It’s been an excellent tent — can’t say enough about it. The two below are at Cache Col in the North Cascades, the first with Mixup Peak in the background.”

Gil's Photos

Gil’s Photos

Gils Photos

Gils Photos

Gil's Photos

Gil’s Photos

Gils Photos

Gils Photos

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Paul B. sent some photos of a ‘mid in the Salmon Range


http://www.fs.usda.gov/bitterrootPaul B. Salmon Range Pyramid a image

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Alphamini Photos


Alphamini Photos

Take a pyramid tarp, cut it in half and add an A Frame door and you have the Alphamid TM. Half Pyramid floorless shelter 4×8 by 5′ feet tall. 30d silnylon Weighs 13.5 oz A floorless tarp which is quick to set up, light and inexpensive. A favorite for winter campers, it can be set up over a snow pit for extra roominess. It includes a stuff sack. Use your ski probe poles, hang it from a tree limb or order the separate shock corded pole to set it up. Just clip the buckle at the bottom of the door, zip up the zipper, stake out the four corners evenly and put up the pole. Additional tie outs are on the center seams. The apex is reinforced , the zipper is a #5 coil. The taller steeper pitch sheds snow and rain much better than the competitors shelters as well a providing more headroom. Includes 1 oz. pole connector (3 webbing straps) so you can use two trekking or ski poles to make a height adjustable pole. Fabric is not flame retardant and will burn and melt when in contact with high heat or flame. Keep away from camp stoves, gas lanterns, campfires etc.
Great shelter for Search and Rescue-very light and you can set it up over a prone victom without
moving them. Current color is grey.

http://shop.bivysack.com/product.sc?productId=39&categoryId=4

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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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Pyramid Tarp along the Pacific Crest Trail


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.

 

Update:

David,
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.

Sam

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NetTarp Redux


An old favorite returns with some new improvements. Used by Utah river runners when the bugs come out.

A flat tarp with noseeum netting around the edges and ends.Floorless makes it lighter and more compact. Less issues with spills while dining underneath too. No zippers to break or fill with sand or salt, just leave one corner un-pegged and lift it to enter.

Two sizes available, sewn to order with several fabric choices. NetTarp5 (10×14′) and theNetTarp2 (8×10′). These now come with a cat curve cut  into the hems for tighter set up and line loc3 cord tighteners on the 4 center tie outs to adjust headroom.

Poles available too, but many use hiking poles, trees, or paddles for the uprights.

Purchase stock one here

bivysack.com  or call for custom fabrics and prices.

888-292-4534

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Flat Tarps


“Beaks”? We don’t need no stinkin’ beaks!
(or tent stakes or poles for that matter)

Backpacking Tarps

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).

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TarpFlyingDiamondfront copytarpdinkTarp Set up copy

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