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    New 14x10 tarp

    Got my OES tarp today so I headed out to the park and tried to set it up, luckily it was only 110 F today Nice tarp, it took longer to set up then I thought it would. I have my JRB BMBH under the tarp. I like the black on black. Now I just need a green JRB MWUQ to make it pop! The second to last pic is my ridgeline running to the tree. I think it worked out well, made for easy adjustments. I used nite ize figure 9's going to the ground attached to MSR ground hog stakes. Question, what do you all use to pound your stakes into the ground? I took my leatherman multi-tool but it was tough to get the stakes into the hard ground. The last pic is my tarp, 10 nite ize figure 9's, two nite ize figure 9 carabiner, 8 MSR ground hog stakes, 130' of rope, my JRB BMBH with bug net, pocket organizer, webbing and tri-glides and the JRB spreader bars on the outside to show size. Seems like it will be a pretty nice set up
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    I use a ground hog on its side to push in the other stakes sometimes, the rest I just step on them. If teh ground is REALLY hard, I get a rock, or move on to softer ground.
    I have a slightly smaller OES (13.5 x 10). The size is a bit overwhelming at first, but I think you will be happy once you get used to it. & yes, it takes longer to set up than a smaller tarp. I've had mine nearly a year now, & it still takes a bit of time compared to my old (smaller) tarp, but its worth it IMHO.
    The nice thing is, you have a winter tarp now, stake the sides nearly vertical at a height that puts them nearly down to the ground, [I havn't measured, but I suspect its about 4.5' which leaves me an about 3' "Floor" & less than 3" gap ground to tarp.] stake the inner 3 loops as you would do "Normally" Then pull in the end loops & stake them across the opening. This will add at least 10 degrees to whatever insulation set up you have. I don't drive the stakes all the way down so that I can unhook the "doors" when I need to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctari View Post
    I use a ground hog on its side to push in the other stakes sometimes, the rest I just step on them. If teh ground is REALLY hard, I get a rock, or move on to softer ground.
    I have a slightly smaller OES (13.5 x 10). The size is a bit overwhelming at first, but I think you will be happy once you get used to it. & yes, it takes longer to set up than a smaller tarp. I've had mine nearly a year now, & it still takes a bit of time compared to my old (smaller) tarp, but its worth it IMHO.
    The nice thing is, you have a winter tarp now, stake the sides nearly vertical at a height that puts them nearly down to the ground, [I havn't measured, but I suspect its about 4.5' which leaves me an about 3' "Floor" & less than 3" gap ground to tarp.] stake the inner 3 loops as you would do "Normally" Then pull in the end loops & stake them across the opening. This will add at least 10 degrees to whatever insulation set up you have. I don't drive the stakes all the way down so that I can unhook the "doors" when I need to.
    I really want to experiment with this set up as well as having a porch with hiking poles. It was getting to hot to be fun so I retreated indoors after setting it up once. I really like the idea of snake skins, does anyone know of a set that will fit this size tarp? DIY, with a sewing machine, is out of the option right now

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    compare this to my maccat micro

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    What is the weight of the 14x10?

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    Is the ridge 14' or 10' or either?
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    They way OES makes them it could be hung either way. The seam which most people use as a ridge line is 14'. With the stuff sack it weights 25oz

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    That's no moon, that's a spacestation!

    Way to rez up an old thread by the way.

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