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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 08-24-2008, 12:48 PM
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Pitching Tarp Sans Poles / Full-Length Corded Ridgeline / Vertical Support System VSS

For those who do... What method do you use to setup your tarps (for ground use) without the use of any poles.

Please include the line (type, weight) and knots used.

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Old 08-25-2008, 08:15 AM
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If I am pitching without poles I usually use the flying diamond. I tie off one corner to a tree usin NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 08-28-2008, 03:19 PM
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I like to tie a full-length ridgeline between two trees, to use (as a VSS) for attaching an A-frame NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 09-03-2008, 07:54 AM
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That setup sounds interesting. I am guessing that the separate ridge line, wi NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 09-04-2008, 04:30 PM
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I have never heard of ridgeline above the tarp, but it does make sense and i am visualizing the bene NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 09-04-2008, 05:59 PM
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Old 04-27-2009, 09:51 AM
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I have a 8 x 10 silnylon tarp. I do things very similar to Reality, with these differences:
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Old 04-27-2009, 06:22 PM
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If the tree's are far apart I will use a flying diamond with one end steaked to the ground for bad w NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 04-27-2009, 07:08 PM
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well, that IS a fascinating idea, reality. i like it. consider me a convert, should the situation ar NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 04-27-2009, 07:15 PM
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A Golite poncho/tarp works best with the guyline ontop. My tarps have guylines attached to the edge NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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