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Amok  
06/15/2011 04:05PM
I'm wondering who here has pics of tarp set-ups w/o trees. This would be using the stick method, I guess, and looking for setups like canopies.

I've gone through the awesome "Show me your tarps" thread, but there are not a lot of "treeless" setups.

I've got poles, I'm just wondering what kind of setup works best
 
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butthead  
06/15/2011 05:30PM
Kinda short on head room though!

No photos but a way I setup with poles is high ends to poles on the diagonal, opposite corners to the ground. In a diamond pattern.

butthead
boonie  
06/15/2011 07:17PM


This works OK solo or maybe two people if guyed out a little wider on the sides and farther in the back. At the time a storm was blowing rain in sideways, so this provided good shelter for me and equipment.
boonie  
06/15/2011 07:21PM
BTW, Amok, that's my Guide Gear tarp.
Amok  
06/15/2011 07:23PM
quote boonie: "BTW, Amok, that's my Guide Gear tarp."

I'll be using mine, so excellent!!!!
OBX2Kayak  
06/15/2011 08:41PM
I just finished sewing "pockets" into my tarp so I can use kayak paddles when I do not have trees. I'm eager to see how it works in a wind storm. (I think I got the idea from the Backpacking Light forum.)
ozarkpaddler  
06/15/2011 11:02PM
I take a painters pole just for that purpose. Very sturdy if you stake out the pole with 2 stakes. Next time I'll take a better picture of that setup, but here's one from a river trip last winter. My CCS is the blue and white one to the left. TW
ozarkpaddler  
06/15/2011 11:11PM
BTW, my tarp is larger than an 8x10, but this video is pretty much how I do it. TW Single Pole Tarp Setup
ChazzTheGnome  
06/16/2011 08:42AM



here is a small one. its not perfect but it worked for the rainy night of my solo last fall.

mwd1976  
06/16/2011 09:20AM


Al little hard to see, but there is a pole at each high end. It's a noah 12 tarp, similar to your guide gear. Tie out each pole in two directions and it's a pretty stout setup.
timhutson1  
06/16/2011 09:39AM
mwd, what kind of net is that?
mwd1976  
06/16/2011 09:54AM
quote timhutson1: "mwd, what kind of net is that?
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Its for a patio umbrella, I got it on ebay.
umbrella screen

I suspended it with tarp clips an small carabiners.
CapitalCity  
06/16/2011 12:27PM
AndySG  
06/16/2011 05:15PM
quote ozarkpaddler: "BTW, my tarp is larger than an 8x10, but this video is pretty much how I do it. TW Single Pole Tarp Setup "
Very cool Ozarker. I'm guessing the right piece of wood cut into a pole would work as good as the trekking pole?
ozarkpaddler  
06/16/2011 06:20PM
quote AndySG: "quote ozarkpaddler: "BTW, my tarp is larger than an 8x10, but this video is pretty much how I do it. TW Single Pole Tarp Setup "
Very cool Ozarker. I'm guessing the right piece of wood cut into a pole would work as good as the trekking pole?"

I'm certain it would. I use a telescoping Painter's pole that extends out to about 6.5'ft. I stick it in my chair bag. BTW, the chair is for non-portaging river trips.
Amok  
06/16/2011 07:41PM
Good stuff so far. Ty for the link, Ozarkpaddler! Anybody have any set-up for strong winds, utilizing the tie-outs and just the poles/sticks? And keep the pics coming!
Amok  
06/17/2011 11:11AM
Anyone got more? (bump)
ozarkpaddler  
06/17/2011 07:48PM
quote Amok: "Good stuff so far. Ty for the link, Ozarkpaddler! Anybody have any set-up for strong winds, utilizing the tie-outs and just the poles/sticks? And keep the pics coming!"
You're welcome! Hope you're out and about and trying that technique soon! TW
Amok  
06/17/2011 09:08PM
Thanks op! I'm hoping I can try it out soon. I can't wait to be able to putter around the house and fiddle with my gear. I'm getting lots of great ideas on how to do this now :)
boonie  
06/17/2011 09:29PM
quote Amok: "Good stuff so far. Ty for the link, Ozarkpaddler! Anybody have any set-up for strong winds, utilizing the tie-outs and just the poles/sticks? And keep the pics coming!"

The one in my picture was very solid, Amok. Of course, it's a catenary cut tarp, not a rectangular one. One of the reasons I set it up like that was that a storm was blowing in almost horizontally. Take yours out in the yard and give it a try.
Amok  
06/17/2011 10:12PM
I'll do that boonie :)
Amok  
06/20/2011 10:45AM
Any other pics???
tremolo  
06/21/2011 03:37PM
quote Amok: "Any other pics???"

I had fun with my tarp this trip-- using it in several ways. For wind, for dryness over the fire (a first) and as a foyer for my tent (which was a mistake-- the rain fell onto the tent, and down the front of the tent into-- directly into the "foyer."

I had to extend the rope for a few of my set-ups. I keep a length of rope for that purpose stashed with the tarp. I used the logs around the fire, trees, and once, a slab of rock. It was interesting to experiment with the loops on the perimeter, keeping a good balance of tension and slack.

I call tarp experimenting "tarping". My daughter calls it an obsession.
HammerII  
10/24/2011 07:06AM


Hows this for a multiday non tree set up? held up to rain and wind.
 
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