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Message posted by bridgeywidge on 26/2/2010 at 3:26pm
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Hi, by 'popular demand' I've posted this topic (but sadly have nothing to show at the moment). Post up your photos of creative and resourceful uses of a tarp and poles - with info on DIY if you can. No points or prizes but a great source of inspiration for campers old and new.

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Message posted by AudsleyI on 26/2/2010 at 3:42pm
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Nice one bridgeywidge  I asked about DIY canopies not long ago, but didnít get much response.

I hope this thread is more successful as Iím hungry for inspiration that will stop me buying one of those off the shelf jobbies.


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Unfortunately didn't take any photos last year with the Vango Adventure Tarp up on either of our tents - sorry!

However - for any "tarpist" - here is an essential "how to" site: http://www.outdooridiots.com/features/200606/pitchingatarp/pitchingatarp.asp

It shows you the various knots and techniques you can use amongst other things!

plus for some inspiration are a few images from hardy tarp users:

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http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=26106

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http://www.trailblaze-trekking.com/mld-duomid-tarp-shelter-mountain-laurel-designs.html

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That's not you is it Speedcamp?!?

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Outdoor Idiots Ė Love it  Just my sense of humour Ė more of the web should be like this.

Thanks Helen.


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I know this is a bit boring but it gets this thread going! We tied our tarp to our tents... yawn...



Message posted by Speedcamp on 26/2/2010 at 5:31pm
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Quote: Originally posted by bridgeywidge on 26/2/2010
That's not you is it Speedcamp?!?

 

Nope - not that mad!!!!

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Great thread idea Bridgeywidge

I've just got a new tarp and mean to use it! Maybe some of the UKCampsite ever-inventive "camping babes" (they know who they are) would like to share some pics of their set-ups. All in the best possible taste - of course

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Just a few more to get things rolling:

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Message posted by bridgeywidge on 26/2/2010 at 9:44pm
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Great photos - winner by far at the moment!

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Mega Bump!!!

Seeing as this thread will be 3 years old next birthday, (and seeing as I've only just found it!!), I thought it might be a good idea if I revived it.

There must have been many an attempt, and many a photo, taken between us in that time!!

I'll get the second half under way....


This is the Vango Adventure Tarp, used as a kitchen shelter. My first attempt, and after a few fiddles and minor amendments, I ended up being rather chuffed!! :-)







Now I've shown you mine... let's see yours!! Don't be shy!

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An inventive use of a plain builder's tarp and some spare washing line -



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All been posted elsewhere but they fit the thread so...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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I have to say, Alahol2, while that tent looks a bit on the small side for mine and Muckerette's glamping "needs", that set up, and particularly the tarp, is actually rather beautiful!!

Your 4th pic is now my all-time fave tarp pic... so far! Very "spider-esque" :-)

Thanks for sharing.


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Message posted by alahol2 on 28/9/2012 at 5:58pm
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Ah, thanks Mucker, that's the tarp in full rain shedding mode just after a rather hefty thunderstorm.

 


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alahol - which tarp do you use? Looks ideal for what I want to do but would be good get some recommendations from people who've actually used them


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