Evan Thompson: Hey man great video. Super helpful for me to figure out more ways to
utilize my tarps. Thanks so much.
savedpurplecat: Thanks for your demo we are new to tarping so this was just what we needed
Gorilla Cat: would you need a ground cloth in a A-frame setup? and If it rains will it
still be dry?
Miles McCall: You can solve both the rain pooling issue for the 'modified a-frame' and
the wrinkles in the flying diamond if you post a stick or trekking pole
inside the shelter. It will also give you more head room, and l gives you a
centered place to hang a bug net. Granted, you'll have to work around said
pole while you're inside.
Or, if you favor ridgelines, you could run a second one over the tarp and
pull it up from a tie out.
Jacky V.: Helpful vid, thanks!
ColoradoCamper: Thank you. Cheers
ColoradoCamper: I haven't tried any other CCS gear, but I love the tundra tarp so far.
ManScoutsofAmerica: your flying diamond had slack because the tarp is a rectangle. that setup
works best with a square. good vid
drail80s: CCS the best
ColoradoCamper: Thanks for the kind words. I used to think trekking poles were just for old
guys with bad knees, but now I always have them with me. As you said,
multiple uses, plus they make downhill hiking much easier with less impact.
ColoradoCamper: Search my channel for "DIY Bonded Tarp Pullouts" Or, alter the address in
your web browser with this: /watch?v=q8zhiup2pVY
GeeDub: Good vid, can you be a little smoother, slower and steadier on filming?
ColoradoCamper: Sorry, I don't own an HD camera. Wish I did.
seattwa: Where is the video on how you added pull outs to your tarp?
seattwa: Duh! What an idiot! I can't belive I didn't see that. I only searched your
channel three times looking for it! Jeez! Thanks.
ColoradoCamper: That makes sense. Thanks for pointing it out. Cheers.
articat49: Nice rig line on the lean to
MrMCBvideo: Superb demonstration(s)!!! Thanks for the share!
xxxxoen: Low quality resolution on your video...
GreencampRhodie: Brilliant, no frills post. Well done and cheers. Look forward to more
configurations. I use a double ridge line with tarp between lines, lower
line can then be used as a hang line for lightweight kit. Always carry 2
trekking poles - multiple uses: tarp pole, self-defence, 3rd leg, ground
tester, first aid (limb splint), flag pole (bandanna) signalling..etc
Kyle Rowe: Now I need to upgrade from the plastic tarps! That's definitely high on the
list. What configurations do you recommend for your typical walmart 8x10
ColoradoCamper: Any of these configurations should work with the plastic tarps. The main
thing with them is to not pitch them super tight, because you can rip the
grommets out if you try to put too much tension on them.
ColoradoCamper: To control bugs, I either camp up high where the temperatures keep the
mosquitoes down at night or I use the Outdoor Research Bug Bivy, which you
can see in my "Overnighter at Ceran St. Vrain" video. If I am expecting it
to be very buggy (such as camping near beaver ponds), I will probably opt
for a tent.
ColoradoCamper: Yes, I'll try to work on that. Thank you for the feedback!
AdirondackBadger: This was an outstanding demonstration and going in my favorites. Thank you
longshotkdb: The wing set up is a personal fav. I like to pitch it tight like that so
the crease channels rain water.
wesleypipes237: How much rope/line/cordage do you carry with you when you go on a hike to
accommodate the variety of tarp configurations? What type do you prefer?
For tarp camping do you have a preferred way to control bugs?
ColoradoCamper: I carry six 10-ft guylines and ten 2-ft pieces for short guylines and
prusiks, so 80ft and that's all Kelty triptease, which is nice because it
reflects headlamp light. I rarely use it all, but I like to have it in case
I really need to batten the tarp down for wind. I also sometimes carry an
additional 20ft length for using as a ridgeline, like in this video, but
only if I know trees will be around.
ColoradoCamper: Glad the video helped you. In fact the dog has his own pack, so he can
carry some water and food. I need to do a video on it, it's awesome.