Category: Rig A Tarp

Review – UGQ Outdoors SilPoly Winterdream Tarp

The Winterdream Tarp is a four-season tarp with six panels, creating  doors that can close off the open ends. The tarp uses low stretching 1.1 oz, 20d Silicon-impregnated ripstop polyester

DD Tarp 3×3 MC Review

  DD Tarp 3×3m MC DD Hammocks is a little more well-known in Europe, but they are growing in popularity in the United States thanks to their diverse hammock camping product line and great value. The DD Tarp 3×3 Multicam (MC) is a virtual workhorse, thanks to its 19 guy points that allow the tarp to…
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Pitching Options for a Square Tarp

I think a square tarp is probably the most modular for hammock camping because it can be pitched in so many different configurations.

Speed Cinch Stakes Review

Speed Cinch Stakes There’s a new stake on the market that offers something unique: a no-knot tie-off and cinching mechanism built in to the stake itself. I almost passed up the opportunity to test The Speed Cinch Stakes because on first glance they look too bulky and heavy to use on my lightweight trips, but I…
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Using Stakes and Snow Anchors

Using Stakes and Snow Anchors I’m often out working with the Boy Scouts teaching the finer points of bushcraft. One skill that seems so simple, and yet fundamental to shelter building, is how to stake out and set guy lines and anchors. Natural anchors like shrubs or trees make it easy to set secure guy…
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First Look: The Two-Person Clark Vertex Hammock

Using the Clark Vertex Hammock at Boy Scout Camp This year, Boy Scout camp was exhausting (wait? Isn’t it every year?). Mornings began around 4:45 AM as we jumped in the pool for Polar Bear swims or the Tenderfoot Run around camp, and ended at 10 PM (or later) with evening campfires and Cat Eye…
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Rigging a No-sag Hennessy Hammock Tarp

My first camping hammock was the Hennessy Expedition Asym. It was the hammock that converted me to staying off the ground when I went camping. However, I was often frustrated that I couldn’t keep the stock tarp taut, particularly when I got in the hammock. I could make everything look amazing and beautiful on the…
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Tato Gear Ridgeline Tarp Connector Review

(Watch the video review) The Tato Gear Tarp Connector System uses an aluminum hook that easily slides along a continuous tarp ridge line and then wraps to hook in place. Opposite of the hook is a durable plastic toggle that attaches to the tarp. Connecting toggle to hook is a doubled-up length of shock chord.…
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