Any tarp gurus here?I am going to be facing 17 MPH winds today and my tarp awing is flappidy as hell.What tricks to you have to keep the flapping down?Also general tarp tips would be great
>>1463270Run paracord over the flappidy part and attach it to the ground or something to anchor it.
>>1463270Anon would use fragmenting wire trigger traps for deer. WTF wasting time for activ hunting?
>>1463306You still have to let it flop a little bit though right ? Wont it just rip?
>>1463384Less movement = less wear. Angle it so that there's less wind getting under it.
I went through a night of tornadoes and 60mph winds under mine in a bivy, just had the wind facing edges down low and everything tight with paracord.
>>1463270Use natural wind blocks as much as possible. Pitch the tarp as low as possible. I've found a low half pyramid with the closed end towards the wind is the best pitch. Use all the tie outs available.
>>1463384Only if you've bought a cheap, crap tarp.
>>1463660I can't stress the first point enough. Tarp camping is all about sure selection. You need to pick a spot suitable for the conditions. Having said that 17mph really isn't that bad so.
Pic related is a somewhat accurate image of my tarp, it's 3*2,2 meters. My idea is to add additional tie-out points since it's often floppy around that area. Does this make sense?
>>1463922I replied in the stupid question thread, reply here so we can keep the tarp thread alive! Gonna post tarp pics I have on my computer.
>>1464291Do I need to add reinforcement fabric before or sewing the webbing directly to the actual tarp will suffice?
I'm kinda intrigued by tarping (that wheight savings, mane!), but I'm afraid it'll be the gateway drug to larping.Also, I'm mostly out in the mountains, so no trees for me.How feasible is it to start with some cheap chinky one, or to sew one myself?
>>1464456Yeah it will suffice?
>>1465055Tarps are pretty situational. If you are going to spending most of your time outing in exposed, windy places, then tarp camping is probably not the best option. Camp site selection is probably one of the most important aspects of being successful with a tarp. If the weather is going to get real you'll need to be able to find somewhere that provides natural shelters to augment your tarp. Otherwise you're going to have a bad time.>Cheap or DIYIf you want to get a quick intro to tarping then buy a cheap one. If you want to use your tarp seriously you're better off buying a nice one or making one yourself. The key to a good tarp pitch is being able to crank that motherfucker taught. This is what separates a good tarp from a bad one. >Gateway to larping?How so?
>>1465055Tarping does not equal LarpingI sometimes Tarp with my single man tent inside for extra comf (but also because my tent is shite)
Lets say you are car camping and weight is not an issue.Is a heavy oil cloth canvas tarp the best most durable solution?
>>1471232They are durable, but imo impractical. I have a heavy canvas shelter. Don't get me wrong, I love it. But it's bulky and unwieldy. The biggest pain though is having to hang it out to dry. Admittedly it's a big shelter so a smaller one would be easier to manage.
>>1471232Thought that was a shrunken head loden from the thumbnail
>>1471314I am thinking about just an 8 x 10 tarp for an awning for my van.I desert camp so it would rarely get wet