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#284684 - 06/02/17 03:58 PM Doug's Guide to Using a Tarp
MontanaSteve Offline
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Registered: 05/31/17
Posts: 4
Loc: MI
Based on Doug's recommendation, I purchased an Oware tarp. I notice that in the Aviation survival kit, there's this item:

DR Special Instructions For Use of Tarp - waterproof

Is it possible to get a copy of that so I best know how to use my tarp?

Thanks!

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#284699 - 06/03/17 11:40 PM Re: Doug's Guide to Using a Tarp [Re: MontanaSteve]
clearwater Offline
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Registered: 03/19/05
Posts: 1014
Loc: Channeled Scablands
Here is more tarp info than most want to know.

http://www.equipped.org/tarp-shelters.htm

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#284749 - 06/12/17 12:20 AM Re: Doug's Guide to Using a Tarp [Re: MontanaSteve]
MontanaSteve Offline
Stranger

Registered: 05/31/17
Posts: 4
Loc: MI
Thank you - I already have that one.

The description - DR Special Instructions for use of Tarp -Waterproof -- makes it sound like something different.

Any other input?

TY

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#284752 - 06/12/17 01:32 AM Re: Doug's Guide to Using a Tarp [Re: MontanaSteve]
dougwalkabout Offline
Crazy Canuck
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2655
Loc: Alberta, Canada
I had a look at the Oware site, and some online reviews. Looks like you have a great tarp. I can't believe how light these sil-nylon tarps are -- wish those were available in my backpacking days.

I don't believe there's anything unusual or extra-special about this tarp, though. Tarps have been standard gear for ages, and always require a little creativity when setting up. But the weight and flexibility advantages more than make up for that. The advice you will get from any solid backpacking source will serve you well.

Nice hands-on review here, based on long term use: http://www.backpackgeartest.org/reviews/...Gail%20Staisil/

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#284757 - 06/12/17 02:46 PM Re: Doug's Guide to Using a Tarp [Re: MontanaSteve]
KenK Offline
"Be Prepared"
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 06/26/04
Posts: 1999
Loc: NE Illinois
Personally, the worst night of my life was as a teen during a Boy Scout Order of the Arrow event. I was in the woods with just a sleeping bag during a hot summer night. The mosquitoes were HORRIBLE, and it was hot outside that night to make it even more miserable. I had to stay awake all night poking my face outside to breath while sweating like a pig in my sleeping bag.

My gear uses large orange plastic bags for emergency shelter - shooting for short term stay-in-place survival, but for anything more its got to have some kind of netting. That night is etched in my mind.

My daytime mutli-use tarp is Cooke Custom Sewing Tundra Tarp.

Ken

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#284765 - 06/13/17 08:17 PM Re: Doug's Guide to Using a Tarp [Re: dougwalkabout]
MontanaSteve Offline
Stranger

Registered: 05/31/17
Posts: 4
Loc: MI
Thanks for sharing that!

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#284766 - 06/13/17 08:17 PM Re: Doug's Guide to Using a Tarp [Re: KenK]
MontanaSteve Offline
Stranger

Registered: 05/31/17
Posts: 4
Loc: MI
Thank you!

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