Rig A Tarp Category

September 25, 2017
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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

August 6, 2015
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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…

August 5, 2015
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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.

November 18, 2014
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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…

September 17, 2014
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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…

August 2, 2014
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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…

January 18, 2014
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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…