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Shelters The Shelters forum is for the discussion of backpacking shelters (tents, tarps, poncho-tarps, bivy sacks,...).


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Old 12-30-2014, 07:06 AM
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What do you prefer for tarp size and shape?

I recently bought a Big Agnes Copper Spur UL3 for me and my wife, and plan to use it a lot, but also have been experimenting (backyard so far to learn pitching and knots) with a tarp setup. We use tarps in our "get home bags" we keep in the trunk in case of an emergency.

I recently slept out under a 7x10 silnylon tarp, and while it worked just fine, it's small for one even including any gear, especially when I had to pitch it close to the ground because it was raining ( NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 12-31-2014, 09:24 AM
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I prefer a 9x11 rectangular tarp. I have found that size to work great for my hammock, and great for NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 12-31-2014, 10:23 PM
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I have a 9x9 square tarp with a catenary cut that happens to work really well in a diamond pattern. NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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I tend to prefer a tarp that is large and light.

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Old 01-01-2015, 10:15 AM
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Golite poncho tarp. Light, fast to dry, not to heavy when packed wet. I use a waterproof bivy in the NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 01-01-2015, 04:30 PM
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