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    Video on how to set up a tarp?

    Anyone know of any videos on how to hang a tarp?

    I just recieved my MacCat Spinn UL.

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    Have you watched Shug's latest video about tarps? Perhaps it will answer some of your questions.
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    I did watch Shug's video. I'm looking for a walkthrough for a first time tarp user.

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    I've always been a fan of Ray Mears. Somebody on YouTube has an excerpt from one of his shows. He's who I've learned some things from.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mw3lL...eature=related
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    The guy over at Norhtwest Buschraft has a video on it too....http://www.bushcraftnorthwest.com/articles/articles.htm
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    I shot this video at the SEHHA meeting last September:



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    That's what I have been doing wrong. It takes five people to set up a tarp.
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    Different tarps go up different ways, not to mention the various styles of pitches.. Baker's hut and such.
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    Tarp hanging ..... Step one: Tie ridgeline cordage between two trees with knots, wraps or use figure 9's. Step two: Stake out corners. Step three: Tweak tarp. Step four: Do it again and again until satisfied and confident. Practice. Have fun doing it. Step five: Hang hammock and nap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Tarp hanging ..... Step one: Tie ridgeline cordage between two trees with knots, wraps or use figure 9's. Step two: Stake out corners. Step three: Tweak tarp. Step four: Do it again and again until satisfied and confident. Practice. Have fun doing it. Step five: Hang hammock and nap.
    Yep, that's pretty much it. Get's a little trickier in the wind, or if you need to get at least one side real close to the ground- or close the ends- in order to block the wind.
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