Tarps (ONLY) please ... Tents on another thread

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Re: Tarps (ONLY) please ... Tents on another thread

Post by Peirre » Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:39 pm

I currently use a modified 5m x 5m DD tarp that I’ve sewn extra webbing loops along the edges between the loops that came with it. It allows me to configure it better.
I’m having to resist the urge to buy a Warbonnet superfly To go with my travel hammock

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Re: Tarps (ONLY) please ... Tents on another thread

Post by SHarper » Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:02 pm

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Make shift tarping, waiting to cross to Piel Island, to get rid of the sag we went beach combing, hence the erection in the second photo. We had no idea who the cars belonged to.

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Re: Tarps (ONLY) please ... Tents on another thread

Post by bikenav » Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:17 pm

for me the tarp is a way of reducing load volume and weight, therefore I would not be carrying it in addition to a tent, I am not really a camper either I am on a bike ride needing to sleep somewhere, though camping especially the wild variation can put you in some cracking spots when you wake.
So just started dabbling with string,carabiners, tyvex? tarp and bivvy bags. I dont really want to be carrying poles so will improvise with tree,s bike etc. Note -Have seen some pics here with tarps tied off the sidestand side of bikes I would not like to sleep with a bike leaning over me with a bit of pipe and a bolt holding it up, especially not the orange ones, I know that the UK bike sidestands have a hammering compared to gateless Euro bikes but just an observation, more than once witnessed a bike parked for a gate to hear 2 clonks first the sidestand snapping then the bike falling . My tarp is a DD 2.9x3m lightweight too big really, may look at a smaller. The first pic was a real go and the first time I pulled it out of its bag second is a different method practice run.
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Both methods I could get under and sleep, with the second the topbox, boots, lid in a pile or whatever would create a little more head room.

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Re: Tarps (ONLY) please ... Tents on another thread

Post by Helicoptermanr22 » Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:33 pm

Great pics indeedy, cant wait for all this shite to be over and get out for some wild camping!

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