Feb 18, 2011 at 9:25 am #1269342
I just ran across this site and thought some of you might like to see the creativity and craftsmanship in setting up these tarps. Enjoy!Feb 18, 2011 at 9:39 am #1698315
@woodenwizardLocale: Greater Mt Tabor
I wish companies would use pics like these. Getting to see the Ewing and Trekker wing in use, with stuff near it to get perspective… In high quality pics!
I bet if there were a portfolio for each tarp for GoG or whoever. I guess Joe does pretty good.Feb 18, 2011 at 10:11 am #1698331
@retiredjerryLocale: Oregon and Washington
Great pics – great variety of tarp pitches
The canister lantern is interesting
The eggs laid on the guyline are interesting
They sure have heavy guylinesFeb 18, 2011 at 11:00 am #1698352
Yeah – I don't think the cars are too far away in a lot of these pics. The carton of eggs makes me think that : )
I really like how they use a quarter to tie off a guy line. I wonder how abrasive that would be on 30d silnylon.Feb 19, 2011 at 12:41 pm #1698775
@er1kksenLocale: The Western Door
Is ultralight car camping the next hot trend? ;)Feb 19, 2011 at 1:15 pm #1698780
@hikinggrannyLocale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
I did a 3-week "ultralight" car camping trip when I first got my lightweight gear! Had two late May graduations back east to attend, so I drove back and spent a leisurely 2 weeks car-camping my way from Michigan's UP back to Oregon. It was an excellent "shake-down cruise" for the new gear, and a month earlier than the trails were open in the high Cascades!Feb 22, 2011 at 6:43 am #1699897
@northshorehcLocale: New England
Thanks Jason. That link is awesome.
I was curious about the contents of the writing so I went to Google's Translator page,
to see if I could translate the text from Chinese to English. The results were pretty funny.
This is Google's translation of the first paragraph:
Folding basket, is the "hodgepodge " like to eat. Beijing called "discount (pronounced zhe, soon) Lo" (meaning the basket off a Dier overturned), the Northeast is "Luandun. "
Art in the field of television, if we engage in the CCTV and the Central Authorities established a system for decades a large party, will call the "Golden Age grand",
which is the folk art, juggling, drama, singing and dancing , Urban Liu Su, Chinese and Western classical, assorted are folded together, so that the country's television audience in the "loved"between a love of the party to accept the ideological education of patriotismFeb 22, 2011 at 9:42 am #1699967
That's funny stuff. I guess it's no surprise that it translates to "the party this and the party that".
I'm a professional "ESL" professor and university and college level, so I always enjoy a terrible google translation, except when it's on one of the student's essays. Thanks for sharing!Feb 22, 2011 at 11:12 am #1700015
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@ben2worldLocale: So Cal
Yes, computer translation has a long, long way to go — so plenty of time to enjoy the comedy!
However, the Chinese write up is one hodge-podge of confusion as well. The author starts with the term "folding basket" to describe tarp set up — which IMHO is odd enough — but then goes on a tangent comparing it to hodge podge eating, China Central TV's music and dance shows, ….., love for one's country and love for one's party… It's all a very awkward and long-winded way of stating the versatility of tarp setup!
Luckily, the verbiage following the two introductory paragraphs are much more to the point.
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