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 :) Tim
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: I haven't tried any other CCS gear, but I love the tundra tarp so far.
drail80s: CCS the best
ColoradoCamper: Sorry, I don't own an HD camera. Wish I did.
xxxxoen: Low quality resolution on your video...
ColoradoCamper: That makes sense. Thanks for pointing it out. Cheers.
ManScoutsofAmerica: your flying diamond had slack because the tarp is a rectangle. that setup works best with a square. good vid
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: Search my channel for "DIY Bonded Tarp Pullouts"
Or, alter the address in your web browser with this:
seattwa: Where is the video on how you added pull outs to your tarp?
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: 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.
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: Thank you. Cheers
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.