Tarp setup

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

  1. YJake

    YJake PAR Nation Supporter

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    It's not a real dualsport unless you've got off-road wheels and sumo wheels :deal.

    You can ride Deal's Gap in the morning...
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    And singletrack in the afternoon.
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  2. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Nice, but how do you carry them...

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  3. YJake

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    Very carefully :uhoh.

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    I ws to busy checking out his tarp set up to notice the off-road wheel set. :fpalm
  5. mouthfulloflake

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    Paria Sanctuary SilNylon Hex 12x10 arrived today ( amazon prime $79)

    came with 6 stakes, 6 tieouts ( with tensioners) tarp looks well made, and is a hell of a lot lighter and smaller than the kelty Noah 12 ive been using.

    went ahead and rigged it with prusiks, shock cord on all tie outs, and a continuous ridge line

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  6. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    kelty 12 at the river yesterday for comparison, I didnt bother staking it out, its wrapped about some rocks, i was more inclined to get in the water, drink cold beer and rinse the sweat off..

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  7. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Played with the Superfly today. Going back and forth with a continuous RL or just tarp ends.
    Have shock cords on all 6 tie outs and use prussic for adjustments.

    Porch mode...

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  8. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    19B1B46E-944F-427D-B028-D4D3B8B9C8E4.jpeg Paria 12x10 hex in its included sack ( not a compression sack)

    All hardware plus 6 stakes and 42’ of 550 for a continuous ridgeline

    This is with that heavy para cord and extra stuff and cheap carabiners

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  9. husky390

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    After having gotten caught in sever weather in middle of nowhere Wyoming with no shelter, we were lucky to have the opportunity to stand on the side of the road and get pelted with rain and hail in just our rain gear. I want to avoid that "opportunity" while riding with my wife this year so I'm considering a Kelty Noah's tarp 9'x9' to bring along as an emergency shelter to tie off to the bike. I'm considering clipping one corner to the handlebar and the other corner to the pannier rack and then either stake the other two corners to the ground or hang onto them. Has anyone done this?
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    the kelty 9x9 is a good tarp, and you could do as you suggest, as long as you had tie outs for the other corners, and obviously a way to make sure you didnt tie a sail to the bikes if winds got crazy.

    the downside of the kelty tarps, the ONLY downside. is that they are quite bulky.
    the 9x9 will pack to a bit larger than say a can of tennis balls.

    they have a ton of tie outs, and have been very durable for me.
    but they are bulky, and ive moved on to smaller (less durable) tarps in most setups.

    the smaller tarps pack to about half of the size... weight not really an issue, but they are lighter too.

    probably not quite as durable, and certainly more expensive.

    so you just have to pick the proper tool for your scenario.
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  11. husky390

    husky390 Long timer

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    Thanks for the info. What smaller tarp are you using? Space is a premium with my wife along.
    I have a Kifaru paratarp that I could use, just don't want to risk burning it on the exhaust.


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  12. mouthfulloflake

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    for years I used a guide gear 9x9 over my hammock ( same as a kelty)

    then I used a kelty 12x12 over my hammock.

    now im using this

    https://www.pariaoutdoorproducts.com/

    12x10 hex tarp, one of the other shapes or configurations would likely fit your needs better.

    here is a vid about one of them

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  14. Brun

    Brun Been here awhile

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    G'day Mouthfull
    I hit the link you posted ( https://www.pariaoutdoorproducts.com/ ) but cannot find any hex catenary tarps - such as you show - anywhere on the site. They only seem to have the square cut tarps. The reason I am interested is that I made a very similar hex cat tarp 3 years ago ...

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    ... and it cost me more than US$80 in materials (and took two long days to make). A few riders have asked me to make one for them and I was thinking this would be a good link to pass on. Could you please check and post the link to the actual product?

    ps: I see you have transcended airheads. Nice bike. Enjoy your summer.
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    Garden setup with 3 re-used tripod legs. Very sturdy and flexible. I thought long on which poles i should use. Until i noticed my old photo tripod.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
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  19. condoor

    condoor Adventurer

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    Resurrecting a great thread. Just pulled the trigger on a Noah 12 today. Found a closeout 2015 model for $49. Ordered an 8' Kelty adjustable pole to start - will see if I need to add a second.
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  20. YJake

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    Great tarp, I use mine while on the road about a month out of the year. It’s survived the abuse well for several years now.
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    -Jake
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