Got my Noah 12 today, now I have to learn to set it up!
I go my Noah 12 from REI today and I am very excited to set it up! My last tarp, a poly from Wally World, I set up in a rectangle but could not get it taunt. Every photo I see of the Noah is in a diamond. Does any one have any tips, tricks or ideas that might help me with this decision or should I just play with it and see what happens?
I love the versitility of this tarp!
I set up my Noah 12 on the square. I use a ridgeline with the tarp secured to the ridgeline with Klemheist knot. This way I can adjust the tarp easily.
This weekend, I had the tarp/hammock set up between 2 trees about 13' apart. I do not think I could have set up either in a narrower gap, with my current rig.
I set it up like a Baker's tent, with one side on the ground and the other open with hiking poles. I had rigged the ridgline and Klemheists in advance, but had not actually set up the tarp that way. With some issues with the ground (hard) and some trees and bushes in the way, I had the whole thing set up and adjusted in under 5 minutes.
If you don't set up the tarp too high, you can easily use secure the 2nd and 4th stake directly to the gound and turn the cat cut corners in to make a storm tent. I love the versitility of this tarp!