Warbonnet Spinn Tarp Mods
When the weather is rainy and cold and the wind is blowing, I like to set my tarp low for warmth and protection. My JRB tarp has a middle guyout so I can crisscross one end closed and leave the other end open a bit to enter and exit. This way I donít have to purchase or make doors for my tarps. (Iíd probably decide to leave my doors at home or forget them just when I needed them most anyway.)
I just bought a Warbonnet Big Mamajamba Spinn Tarp. It has guyouts at each corner so I added a grosgrain loop guyout to the middle of each side. This allows me to crisscross the end and holds the tarp out for more room inside when I use it in this configuration.
When I crossed the end, it still had an opening due to the cat cut of the tarp so I added velcro to be able to totally shut that end. This also allows me to hang one end of the hammock tight up against the shut end of the tarp and have more tarp protection down at the entrance where itís open.
The middle guyout loops also allow me to angle one or both sides shut at the entrance to block wind and rain and still have an opening for entering and exiting tarp. I will probably add velcro to this end as well so I can close it up completely if I need to. Or if wind shifts on me, I can switch which side is open and which side is closed just by moving a few stakes.
The downside of this type of mod is that you donít have as much space inside like you do when you add doors. Not a big issue for me, Iím not claustrophobic.
Nothing new here. Just showing what Iíve done in case new people have not seen posts or pictures about this type of mod.