Tarp setup

Discussion in 'Camping Toys' started by earthroamer, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    Tie a drip line on either end of the ridgline at the tarp edges, dripping underneath has never been an issue for me.

    I can get a much tighter pitch with the line under the tarp with these kelty tarps.
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  2. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    BTW, thought I'd mention. The damn ticks were insane. I had 6 or 7 clinging to the damn tarp by the time I had it strung up. :bluduh I must have flicked a dozen off my legs throughout the evening. Even with deet sprayed all over my pants. Luckily none of them latched on to me.
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  3. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    That makes me feel better about not being able to join you!

    I hate ticks and chiggers, this is why I typically only
    Camp in the cooler months
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    Specularius Been here awhile

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    News reporting this evening about a new tick transmitted disease. Much worse than lime disease.
  5. Duckworth

    Duckworth Taking the high road

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    I live an hour away from the namesake town of Lyme. This is a bad year for ticks in my area; I can't even go out to get the mail without picking up a couple on my shoes and pant legs. Bastards.
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  6. 2old2Bbold

    2old2Bbold was 2bold2getold

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    Does sulfur powder keep them off ? Works pretty good on chiggers here.
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  7. Duckworth

    Duckworth Taking the high road

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    I don't know. I just count on the fact that they crawl around a good while before digging in and check frequently. I've only had Lyme disease once and dealt with it early, but it still sucked.
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  8. StriderTB

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    Permethrin does a good job of repelling and killing them. I set my tent, tarp and some clothes up outside and give them a good spraying every spring.
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    I wonder how much the type of line used has to do with water migration. Have you used different lines under similar conditions with the same result?
  10. DrLewall

    DrLewall Master of bating

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  11. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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  12. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    you know that's a real good thought
    I normally use a paracord scrap

    But cotton , sisal or hemp might be better?
    As I said though never been a problem for me and I have hung and swung in some wonderful rain events.


  13. BiGR Rich

    BiGR Rich Been here awhile

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    Yep. Permethrin is awesome stuff. I haven't looked for it , but I've heard it's available in a concentrated form in horse supply stores. Spending $10 there will get you enough of the juice to last for years.
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  14. Dorsland

    Dorsland Long timer

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    Which model did you buy and any chance of posting a few pix of it pitched? I took a look on their site and there is a large number of models.
  15. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Most of the catenary cut tarps you'll find on Ali-Express or Ali-Baba are going to cost close to what the Noah does on sale. The Noah has a lot more guide loops though making it much more useful. Just be sure to compare apples to apples.
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    That's what I do. The last bottle I bought has lasted me three years. I have used it on more than gear. I use it around my buildings to keep down the ants and bees.
  17. DrLewall

    DrLewall Master of bating

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    Bought me a bottle at Cabelas today, 24oz spray, $14.39
  18. YJake

    YJake PAR Nation Supporter

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    I've been living out of my tent for over two weeks now and I'll never go on a trip without my tarp. I just spent 4 days and nights in pouring rain in Western Virginia and I would have been even more miserable without it.

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    Got a buddy with a tarp? Even better.
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    -Jake
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  19. LewisNClark

    LewisNClark Long timer Supporter

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    There was no Model number. Just go to AliExpress and enter a Search for "tarp camping" and look for your size, preferably rip-stop fabric, light weight, and your preferred dimensions....the tarp camping search will reveal 4 or 5 hundred tarps....Mine looks identical to may $80 Kelty tarp and is just a good....remember it takes about 20 days to
    Ship.
  20. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Old Dog

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    $80.00? I just paid $59.00 for a Kelty 16. My 9 was like 35.00. I had, and recently sold here on ADV a 12 and it was about $45.00. Watch Woot as they come up often as well as sites like REI.