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    New Member Turtle Feet's Avatar
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    Newbie, high winds and packing up

    Well, today was quite an experience. I had to break camp in very high winds. It was a little perplexing as to where to start bringing in the tarp.

    I'm not sure I did this correctly, but I untied one tree then just worked my way to the other end picking up stakes as I went. It was still a mess with tie-outs all over the place! Not very graceful, I must say!

    As I was driving home I'm thinking that a set of snake skins would probably have solved that problem. I bought some noseeum netting a while back, maybe it's time to stitch up a set?

    Any other tricks of the trade???

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    Snake Skins would be the first choice for dealing with the wind in either tarp deployment or stowing.

    Another choice would require the use of a full length tarp ridge line and some small pieces of cord along the length in order to help furl (tie)the tarp to the ridge line.

    Third option, if available, is to grab another set of hands to help.

    Cheers

    Brian

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    i keep my 4 guylines permanently attached to the tarp. i usually take in 1 side of the tarp, and wrap up those 2 guys. i wrap them around my hand until there's about 1.5 feet left, then i wrap that perpendicular around the spool...

    then head over to the other side, and "furl" my tarp with them, basically i twist the tarp into a long tight cylinder, and use my remaining 2 guylines to keep it wrapped up...

    then i take down 1 side of my ridgeline and proceed to walk the tarp into the stuffsack.

    did that make any sense?

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    Ridgeline is always first up and last down.

    Acer
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    Formerly known as Acercanto, my trail name is MacGuyver to some, and Pucker Factor to others.

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