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Old 03-14-2009, 10:07 PM
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So I went camping out on some local property with a few friends. Had a nice bonfire, and constructed a temporary shelter with some axe sharpened tent spikes, a tarp and 2 bungee cords. This is what the shelter looked like, it protected me from the dew very well. It was 45 degrees that night. The woodman's pal tool was used to take down the sapling and trim the little leaves and sticks off of it. The shovel was used to bury the main pole.

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2 bungee cords
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1 gerber pax
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Good job. I wouldn't have thought of making a lean-to quite like that but it seems to have done the trick.
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Nice job, Keeping that dew of makes all the diff.
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Looks nice and simple!! Good design.
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How long did it take you to put it all together? Thanks for sharing!
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looks good
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looks good n simple.
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That works, but I learned a lot about tarping methods from this guy. There are two parts to the vid, this is the first:

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Backwoods Bum, thanks for that video that looks very easy and effective. Where could I find a tarp similar to the one that guy uses in the video?

Edit: Found it here http://www.owareusa.com/ under Flat Tarp.

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Good job bro.

Its always good to test your kit and spend some time away form things.
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what's that guys name that did that video? does he have more than just the ones that it shows there?
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Looks good, and I see lots of water, another important thing.

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1 thing I dont like about tarp shelters are they are very noisy in the rain but keep you dry thats trade off.. and the bugs o god so many bugs were I go
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what's that guys name that did that video? does he have more than just the ones that it shows there?
Heres all of his videos http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=...ad&view=videos

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Not bad for partial coverage, but what if it rained?? I guess you could have joined the person in the tent next to your tarp. Personally, I prefer a full fledged tent.

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Looks like it work for you
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what size tarp was that
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looks good
well i started it as a lean to against a tree until i realized fire ants were at the base of all the trees, so i found i sapling. after finding the sapling and making some tent stakes, it took about 30 mins total.
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Last time I was in a tarp tent it was hosing down under mountains and I was so drunk that I:

a: chose to be there instead of in the tent.
b: had run through the bush in my underware before hand.
c: rolled around in the mud 'n rain laughing so much it hurt.
d: passed out before the sun went down.

I woke up during the night and rehydrated by slurping water off the tarp that made the floor of the shelter. After that I slept some more until the early hours of the morning until my water resistant down bag finally started taking on water from the pond I was sleeping in.

After that, the next day we crossed a number of waste high river torrents that were mere ankle high streams the day before. The silly poms that were experiencing the NZ life / wilderness were worried at the thought of it all while us kiwi's were laughing and continuing the good times...

P.s. it was a badly designed tarp shelter that I wasn't involved with when it was put up :-P
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im getting a tent.
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