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    Tadpole coverage on the ground

    How much coverage would the Tadpole provide if used as a ground shelter? Would it be sufficient? I'd like my new tarp to be able to pull double duty - sometimes I don't have the luxury of trees or suitable rocks where I go. Would it be better to move up to the Big Daddy?
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    good question. i've never measured the width while using my TadPole in std tarp mode.
    i believe it would easily provide 2 person coverage if set up in "a-frame" (std ridge) configuration.
    if set up as a lean-to, one side tie outs on the ground and the opposite tie outs supported by poles/sticks, would cover 3 people.
    the TadPole is 11' x 7.5' and i think the side tie outs are 7' apart.
    "lean-to" 7x7 with side door/flaps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flatline View Post
    good question. i've never measured the width while using my TadPole in std tarp mode.
    i believe it would easily provide 2 person coverage if set up in "a-frame" (std ridge) configuration.
    if set up as a lean-to, one side tie outs on the ground and the opposite tie outs supported by poles/sticks, would cover 3 people.
    the TadPole is 11' x 7.5' and i think the side tie outs are 7' apart.
    "lean-to" 7x7 with side door/flaps.
    Seems like it could work then. I need it to work on the ground for just one person in rain without a bivy. Thanks.
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