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    Fitting a tarp to a tipi

    Whilst camping I saw a fella with this cool looking tarp-tipi mod and thought to myself, "I'll have me some of that" a brief chat to him and my mind was now ticking over.





    So I sourced me some strong material, this being the base of a camp chair folded it up and attacked it with a needle and thread added a couple of loops for the tarp to attach to and a guy rope.



    sorry I could not resist it...


    The tarp tipi in action just waiting for a wilderness trip...



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    That is a very neat idea

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    I like the idea

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    So simple when you know how!!!great idea.!
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    Very impressed with this. One thing that the tipi/belltent needs is a porch. I've only seen them attached to the door , and the low headroom has stopped me from getting one. Think i need this attachment point and canvas tarp now.
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    Now that's clever . Makes a little more room, and brightens up the laavu. I think the best part, though, is that you don't have to "batten-down-the-hatches" during a rain shower - you get a nice view out the front .
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    Thanks for that. I have used a tarp with my Luxe Sylpeak for some extra cover and rain protection but it had a tendency to slip at the apex. This will do very nicely.

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    It was one of those times that make you slap yourself on the forehead and say "why didn't I think of that!"
    A simple solution that works, there are many more configurations to this set up which I will experement with.
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    Last edited by -Tim-; 14-07-2014 at 01:05 PM.
    "Travel a thousand miles by train and you are a brute;
    pedal five hundred on a bicycle and you remain basically a bourgeois;
    paddle a hundred in a canoe and you are already a child of nature."
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