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Discussion in 'Carrying' started by nitram55, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. nitram55

    nitram55 Forager

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    Being a clumsy git who can trip over his own feet I wanted a tarp system without guy lines and this is what I came up with.

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    I used some old fibreglass tent poles and tapered the ends to fit in the eylets of the tarp.

    the system has turned out to be remarkably stable and easy to pitch.

    Martin
     
  2. The Joker

    The Joker Native

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    Thats quite impressive.....Cool idea :D
     
  3. chris

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    Thats not a hootchie - it's an assault course :lmao:
    Only joking
    Chris :)
     
  4. led

    led New Member

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    Nice one. Definitely lateral thinking :D
     
  5. dommyracer

    dommyracer New Member

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    Interesting. How much do the poles weigh?
     
  6. Zodiak

    Zodiak Settler

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    Remarkable! Do you use it with a hammock?
     
  7. nitram55

    nitram55 Forager

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    Dont know but you could always cut sticks on site.

    Have not tried it yet but my intention is to do so.

    Martin
     
  8. Zodiak

    Zodiak Settler

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    Good luck with that, if tried to get the right rope in the right place I would probably end up tied to a tree :lmao:
     
  9. SowthEfrikan

    SowthEfrikan Tenderfoot

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    Oooh, a new idea!
     
  10. P@ul

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    What a great idea, I must give this a try.

    Cheers P@ul
     
  11. stovie

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    That's rather neat. Might give it a go this weekend.
     
  12. Zodiak

    Zodiak Settler

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    Have you seen a Queucha "2 second tent", if not then have alook at this for details http://www.2secondtent.com/..
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    They are cheap (£35 from Decathalon) 2 man nylon tents with a sort of bent spring running through them that fold up into a disk but you litterally throw them out and they spring into a "pringle" shaped tent
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    Now if you could combine that technology with your idea we would have a 2 second hootchie :lmao:
     
  13. Roving Rich

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    :eek: I destroyed one the other day trying to get it back in the bag...
    2 seconds to put up, but occupyied 7 folk for half an hour to put it away, before I detroyed it in another few seconds....
    Good for a kids wendy house IMO.

    Cheeers
    Rich
     
  14. Zammo

    Zammo Settler

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    It does look like a bit of a 'toy'.
     
  15. Bootstrap Bob

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    Fantastic idea Nitram, well done! I will give this a go when I go on my next canoeing trip although I will probably use two walking poles. It's got to be better than making tent pegs every night when setting up camp.
     
  16. Spikey DaPikey

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    Seen quite a few folk with those pop up tents, they all love them. Just a shame about the pack size :eek:
     
  17. Zodiak

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    I agree I have seen dozens this summer, but apparently anybody much over 6' will touch at either end :confused:
     
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    Not exactly motorcycle friendly are they Spike? :D

    Geoff
     
  19. Spikey DaPikey

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    Not unless ya ride a goldwing !!

    NIce tents tho, if abit cosy :p
     
  20. Shambling Shaman

    Shambling Shaman Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    :D :You_Rock_ Necessity is the mother of invention
     

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