Why wouldn't this work?

Why wouldn't this work?

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Theres about four inches of tarp on each side of the head so you will get wet. Make the tarp a little wider and lay paralel to the side that touches the ground

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous
  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >wind changes direction
    >have to rearrange setup at 2am in driving rain

    Just carry a tent homosexual, every bush ranger, cowboy and other dude from the past would look at at today's sub-2lb tents and ask why you dumb Black folk are still using tarps.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >sub-2lb tent

      That'll be $800

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Smells like poor. There are plenty of cheap tents anyway if you aren't counting every gram, lunar solo is $250 and 1.6lbs.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        28oz. Someone else pointed out the SMD Lunar Solo, which is comparable. There are plenty of <2lb, <$300 tents out there. How do you not know this?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Are you the angry tent autist who thinks everyone has to use a tent or the worlds going to end?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You're the one who has some anonymous moron living rent free in their head m8.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Hahaha how've you been?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You have mental illness

            Verification not required

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I do my best to get as little air flow through the tarp as possible, by pinning the sides down and camping in a good spot out of the wind. Also my tarp is big. Sometimes I frick it up and it's damp and shit. The tentgay is correct, it's a lot more simple to camp in a tent.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why a triangle?
    a simple, cheap square tarp can be stretched out and used as it is or folded into a tent like this if weather hits.
    3x3m is plenty enough for one person, weights nothing and cost even less.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >makes mockups of shelters with paper
      I see you are a man of intelligence

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Well here's the event that inspired me: Was out with a small group fair weather trekking, 50 miles into the back country, no tents, no real shelters. A few of us had bivy sacks for emergency rain shelter, one guy had a big tarp that could shelter several people. Well, one night it started raining. Not hard. Tarp guy wakes up, and starts fussing with his tarp trying to set it up in the pitch black. Trying to set up a ridge line, adjust all his guy lines, after ten minutes he just gives up and sleeps under the tarp flat on the ground. It wasn't raining hard, so I just cozied up to a tall tree and went to sleep, woke up dry. But it got me thinking if there was an extremely simple tarp arrangement that could be set up in 30 seconds or less with as few components as possible. Something you could easily set up in the pitch black in the rain. Proper tarp tents are cool. But they're very component heavy. Adjustable trekking pole... At least 7 stakes... Multiple guy lines... I've practiced setting them up, and I always thought it was a hassle. My triangle design uses one tie point and three stakes and that's it. And if made as a siltarp it would be super light.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Pays to get a guyline up and sleep in a place that's going to work even if you don't set up the tarp, just have the line sorted regardless, if it's fixing to rain.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >going into the back country with no shelter

        State of this board

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Anon, that was a LARP post. That word gets tossed around a lot, but sometimes it fits. He didn’t go 50 miles with a group and no shelter. No one brought a tarp and didn’t set it up before going to sleep (and also didn’t bring a headlamp). And he didn’t just sleep under a tree and wake up dry.

          OP is fricking regarded, not because he asked a silly question, but because he’s refusing real advice.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Hey, that's my setup. I thought I invented it, but i suppose it is super simple. Three pegs, trucker's hitch, two more pegs. Stick is optional.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        nice. what size tarp?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          3m square.

          i found it on wildbeare's yt, had to fold a paper to actually get it into my head how it was done
          [...]
          you can do your setup with a regular square tarp as well and it will give more protection. you are trying to simplify something thats already as simple as it can get. are you gonna get a square tarp and cut it into a triangle?

          I also folded paper, and that's how I came up with this design. I tried to maximize cover and keep it simple. I first used this in fall 2022 in the rainforests of northern Queensland.If i may have the honor of naming it, i'll call it the "Surprise Creek Bungalow".

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        i found it on wildbeare's yt, had to fold a paper to actually get it into my head how it was done

        Well here's the event that inspired me: Was out with a small group fair weather trekking, 50 miles into the back country, no tents, no real shelters. A few of us had bivy sacks for emergency rain shelter, one guy had a big tarp that could shelter several people. Well, one night it started raining. Not hard. Tarp guy wakes up, and starts fussing with his tarp trying to set it up in the pitch black. Trying to set up a ridge line, adjust all his guy lines, after ten minutes he just gives up and sleeps under the tarp flat on the ground. It wasn't raining hard, so I just cozied up to a tall tree and went to sleep, woke up dry. But it got me thinking if there was an extremely simple tarp arrangement that could be set up in 30 seconds or less with as few components as possible. Something you could easily set up in the pitch black in the rain. Proper tarp tents are cool. But they're very component heavy. Adjustable trekking pole... At least 7 stakes... Multiple guy lines... I've practiced setting them up, and I always thought it was a hassle. My triangle design uses one tie point and three stakes and that's it. And if made as a siltarp it would be super light.

        you can do your setup with a regular square tarp as well and it will give more protection. you are trying to simplify something thats already as simple as it can get. are you gonna get a square tarp and cut it into a triangle?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You could also use a rectangular tarp to make a small lean-to between two trees. Very easy, quick, and weatherproof.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When it rains in the woods rain drops hit the canopy first and separate in into tiny droplets which makes a thick mist in the understory that drifts around on the breeze and fills every corner. It blows right through an open tarp.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >a thick mist in the understory that drifts around on the breeze and fills every corner

      Then how does any tarp camper stay dry in a downpour? Half the setups I see on YouTube from "experts" seem worse than my triangle design in every single way. Pic related. This thing looks 30x harder to set up, and I don't see how it would provide any better weather protection.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Then how does any tarp camper stay dry in a downpour?

        They don't, everything gets damp and shit and the bugs are swarming under the tarp out of direct rain. Also having no floor means your shit will get soaked even with a groundsheet if there is enough rain and if you do have a groundsheet all the condensation pools around your sleeping setup where you are creating a low spot.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Frick

        I do my best to get as little air flow through the tarp as possible, by pinning the sides down and camping in a good spot out of the wind. Also my tarp is big. Sometimes I frick it up and it's damp and shit. The tentgay is correct, it's a lot more simple to camp in a tent.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Half the setups I see on YouTube from "experts" seem worse than my triangle design in every single way.
        They're all full of shit.
        Either get a hammock or something to make a raised bed because as

        >Then how does any tarp camper stay dry in a downpour?

        They don't, everything gets damp and shit and the bugs are swarming under the tarp out of direct rain. Also having no floor means your shit will get soaked even with a groundsheet if there is enough rain and if you do have a groundsheet all the condensation pools around your sleeping setup where you are creating a low spot.

        said, you will just get soaked otherwise.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Largely depends on weather predictions. If it's pretty nice out and maybe just a little light sprinkle or condensation, lean-to is fine. Might have to adjust quickly but it's a rectangle or square tarp so easy enough. If this were a shaped tarp in a fixed configuration I would agree it is silly; a fixed shape should be a better weather shelter. At least an A-frame

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >tarpology
        i sleep under tarps and this term is so fricking gay holy shit

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Then why don’t hammocks get wet?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Idfk man I've never been in a Hammock, but they would if the mist got in.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Magnets

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Because the tarp on a hammock goes way down past the hammock and all the droplets and fine mist gets blown under or around it.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >which makes a thick mist in the understory that drifts around on the breeze and fills every corner
      this homie larping so hard he's straight-up quoting the D&D 5E Monster Manual lmao

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >self awareness: off the charts

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Congratulations, you just discovered the plowshare

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Well here's the event that inspired me: Was out with a small group fair weather trekking, 50 miles into the back country, no tents, no real shelters. A few of us had bivy sacks for emergency rain shelter, one guy had a big tarp that could shelter several people. Well, one night it started raining. Not hard. Tarp guy wakes up, and starts fussing with his tarp trying to set it up in the pitch black. Trying to set up a ridge line, adjust all his guy lines, after ten minutes he just gives up and sleeps under the tarp flat on the ground. It wasn't raining hard, so I just cozied up to a tall tree and went to sleep, woke up dry. But it got me thinking if there was an extremely simple tarp arrangement that could be set up in 30 seconds or less with as few components as possible. Something you could easily set up in the pitch black in the rain. Proper tarp tents are cool. But they're very component heavy. Adjustable trekking pole... At least 7 stakes... Multiple guy lines... I've practiced setting them up, and I always thought it was a hassle. My triangle design uses one tie point and three stakes and that's it. And if made as a siltarp it would be super light.

      This guy called it. There are half a dozen simple tarp set ups. I don't know why your guy couldn't slap together a simple plowshare or A-frame. Skill issue honestly. I always leave some adjustable tie outs on the corners of a square tarp. Easy-peasy rapid set up. If your guy isn't using adjustable tie outs, it makes getting a good pitch 100% easier.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just use the tarp as a waterproof blanket and pull it over your head, that's what I do. Just don't lie down in a depression.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Just don't lie down in a depression.
      I'm trying senpai. I'm trying.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It might, it's just not very versatile compared to a square tarp.
    It will also almost certainly require some tensioning as the material gets wet and starts to sag, which would require reconstructing the whole thing.
    Just take a decently sized tarp and learn how to tie knots and arrange geometry, those will help you keep your tarp under tension and turn it into a tent.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >and turn it into a tent.
      if a tarp that is pitched is called a tent, why bother calling it a tarp? fricking homosexual

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Enjoy your lightning rape.

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