"There’s a saying that “there are two types of tarp pitches, hummers and flappers.” You definitely want a hummer. Almost everybody has spent a noisy, miserable and possibly sleepless night listening to their tarp flapping away in winds that may not even exceed 10 mph. Perhaps at 20 mph, you even had a few stakes pull out. The most important thing to know about using catenary curves (chain curves) in shelter design is that..."
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