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How to Set Up a Tarp & Ridge Line - Basic Configuration

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Ashley shows us how to setup a Tarp in a basic configuration using a ridge line. This method could be used to sleep on the ground or using a hammock etc. If you would like to learn more advanced methods of pitching a Basha or Tarp see the Tarpology article.
 
Comments (6)
6 Monday, 08 July 2013 18:48
Ashley Cawley
@DLagorio the answer is any old knot for that job! It doesn't need to be adjustable or fancy it just needs to hold; overhand knot or reef knot.
5 Monday, 08 July 2013 16:27
DLagorio
Hi, great video, one of very few that explains every step but what i would like to know is how the ridge line is attached to the tarp? what knot(s) so you use?
4 Saturday, 24 November 2012 10:29
Elen Sentier
Nice, clear, easy - like the knots. Thanks :-)
3 Saturday, 17 March 2012 09:13
Daniel Swain
Really good vid. I tend to use bungees for the tarp which I find more convenient but the real beauty of this video is the knot master class. I find diagrams of knots impossible to follow and I have to have someone actually demonstrate one to me. I like your slip knot on here and the Cawley hitch is the first time I've seen a locking slip knot that I can actually tie. I'm going to file that away and use it on the rigs at a later date.
2 Wednesday, 14 March 2012 22:24
Christopher Zerdzinski
cheers chap
1 Friday, 27 May 2011 10:46
winger
Great instructional video Ashley, really impressed with the Natural Bushcraft site, have been watching your videos and using your site for a couple of months now and its a great resource! Thanks!

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