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    Mando J's Avatar
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    Wilderness Logics Tadple Tarp

    Went on an overnighter on Sunday, 12/27, to try out my new Wilderness Logics Tadpole tarp. Forecast called for rain, so we thought, why not! Went to Blood Mountain, hiked over to the AT, then went via Neels Gap on the AT over to Wolf Laurel Top to camp. Long story short, we spent the entire night in 30+ mph winds and torrential rain. There were times I thought it was surely going to destroy my new tarp! However, I spent the night, riding the roller coaster as the wind rocked the trees, dry as could be! The tarp held beautifully. Kept me dry. Come morning, still in high winds and blowing mist, I easily slid my snakeskins over the tarp and stowed it in my pack. Could not be more please with this tarp! What a way to break it in!

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    Did you get much sleep?
    Olive Yellow is my life partner.

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    I had a very similar experience with that same tarp. There's a reason it's my favorite tarp.

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    Agreed, great way to break it in! Perhaps not the best night for sleep, but perhaps going forward your newfound confidence in the Tadpole will help in that regard.

    No bears? Supposedly there's one that likes to visit there. Probably same one as my avatar pic.
    B. O. K.

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    I love Marty's Tarps. my bonestock Tadpole has kept me dry in the heaviest of rains with 40+MPH gusts. I also have a Big Daddy that is like a security blanket. It has performed the same. Love em both!

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    Did not sleep much! As for bears, we had heard there is one that frequents that camp, but the cloud/fog was so thick we couldn't see 10 feet, and with the noise of the wind and rain on our tarps, a bear could have come right through our camp and we would not have heard it! I thought I caught a glimps of one on the hike back to Neels Gap on Monday morning after the sun came up, but again, the pouring rain and fog made it hard to see very far. Could have been a sleep deprived hallucination!

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