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This is a tarp shelter I invented during a most boring lunch today. It requires 1 square tarp, 1 pole, 1 line, and at least 5 stakes. The one I actually built uses a 10'x10' tarp, a 5' pole, 6 stakes, and a 5'x7' reflective blanket for a floor (the bit sticking out the left side just shows how much has to be folded under).

It doesn't look like much at first glance, but if you take a look at the full photo album, you'll see that it provides a quite roomy shelter that can be closed completely (or if you use a shorter pole, a slightly open shelter with even more ground coverage).

Thanks to +jesse rosso for useful discussion and for encouraging me to share this!

Cotton clothing in sub-freezing temperatures: yes, no, or "it depends"? If you do allow cotton or similar plant-based fibres, how much and which layers? 

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My new pulk/sled setup... loaded with a bunch of heavy, miscellaneous junk from my garage for testing purposes.

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An album (27 photos) of my just-completed 2-night trip in Minden, Ontario.

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Solo 2-night trip to #FrontenacPP in Ontario, Canada.

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This is a tarp shelter I invented during a most boring lunch today. It requires 1 square tarp, 1 pole, 1 line, and at least 5 stakes. The one I actually built uses a 10'x10' tarp, a 5' pole, 6 stakes, and a 5'x7' reflective blanket for a floor (the bit sticking out the left side just shows how much has to be folded under).

It doesn't look like much at first glance, but if you take a look at the full photo album, you'll see that it provides a quite roomy shelter that can be closed completely (or if you use a shorter pole, a slightly open shelter with even more ground coverage).

Thanks to +jesse rosso for useful discussion and for encouraging me to share this!

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This is a tarp shelter I invented during a most boring lunch today. It requires 1 square tarp, 1 pole, 1 line, and at least 5 stakes. The one I actually built uses a 10'x10' tarp, a 5' pole, 6 stakes, and a 5'x7' reflective blanket for a floor (the bit sticking out the left side just shows how much has to be folded under).

It doesn't look like much at first glance, but if you take a look at the full photo album, you'll see that it provides a quite roomy shelter that can be closed completely (or if you use a shorter pole, a slightly open shelter with even more ground coverage).

Thanks to +jesse rosso for useful discussion and for encouraging me to share this!

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Is anyone familiar with a tarp shelter design like this? I came up with it during my lunch break.

Do you see any problems with it?
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