Setting Up A Tarp

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Re: Setting Up A Tarp

Postby GypsyLady » Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:02 am

I do the same as PJ...set up the camper first and then put the tarp over and for the same reasons.

I used to do it the other way round when I was tenting it but not with the CT.
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Re: Setting Up A Tarp

Postby crocodile » Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:30 pm

We always set up the tent first and then the tarp. The tent holds it up a little while I bang in the pegs and poles. Also, lady croc can start getting the beds, tables, cooker etc setup while I frig around with ropes and poles.
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Re: Setting Up A Tarp

Postby lily » Mon Oct 05, 2009 1:26 pm

How do I put up a tarp on my own? the dog wont help me...
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Re: Setting Up A Tarp

Postby GypsyLady » Mon Oct 05, 2009 2:29 pm

It is amazing how you can find ways to do things out of necessity lily.

You lay the tarp out in position, do the same with the poles and the ropes and pegs. Sitting it atop the tent/car also helps.

Hammer the pegs into the ground and then go from one pole to the next lifting them up and tensioning each with rope.

Fairly simple procedure but very hard to describe as one easy action for one will not be quite so easy another. It is a case of playing with it and seeing what works for you.

Practise, practise, practise.

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Re: Setting Up A Tarp

Postby Smileandhug » Mon Oct 05, 2009 4:24 pm

Well to cover a existing tent and something that is lightweight but strong and will cover the area is what they call blackout curtains in defence,. Try a army disposal store or such. Are green on one side and reflective silver on the other side. So they reflect heat and you could use velcro to join them. Add some tent peg holes and must say they are pretty bullet proof in regards do they tear easily etc. Anyway just a idea for ya.
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