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Flat tarp pitch, kind of weird


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    Diane “Piper” Soini
    BPL Member

    @sbhikes

    Locale: Santa Barbara

    I came up with this flat tarp pitch today. It’s a little weird. What do you think?

    Pyramid flat tarp pitch

    It’s a little pyramid with almost doors. Light elastic cord holds the doors together in the middle.

    I could probably hang my rain poncho on the pole to block much of the opening. Meanwhile, the “doors” block wind or splash on the sides.

    I am pretty short. When I am inside there seems to be plenty of room for myself. The tarp is slightly less than 6ft x 9ft. I made this tarp from DCF I got from a member here several years ago. About 5oz.

    #3803786
    Dan
    BPL Member

    @dan-s

    Locale: Colorado

    Looks very effective!  Is it basically the Holden Tent pitch?

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    Diane “Piper” Soini
    BPL Member

    @sbhikes

    Locale: Santa Barbara

    I guess it’s basically a holden tent but it would not pitch like that without looseness in the doors. Maybe because I put stakes in at the sides. Basically the rear end of this is the same as a penta or hexamid tarp but the front end is all the stuff that would have been cut off in making such a tarp.

    #3803807
    Dan
    BPL Member

    @dan-s

    Locale: Colorado

    I get it. I’m guessing it’s basically the same as the Holden tent, but adjusted differently. To get those front flaps taut, you might need to stake them wider, which you don’t want.

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