Went camping at Lake Macquarie over Christmas, beautiful spot right on the water. We have a 24x30 Ultra Rig tarp and only just survived the frequent southerlies that came through. We noticed many fellow campers lose there tarps through the night and my wife began to get very concerned that ours might go to (I was on tarp duty most of the night
). With about 20 poles up we managed through the winds and all is right with the world.
However, to appease the concerns of my lovely wife, I had a talk with another camper who uses some very heavy cloth down the southern and eastern sides of his tarp. He attached the cloth to the top of the pole and ensures that about 1 meter is lose on the ground. He claimed that this helps stop the wind getting under the tarp
. Whilst this seamed to work I was wondering if anyone else has any great ideas about stopping the wind getting under your tarp?