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Ok, new one! What are your favorite Tarp pitches?

I had an absolute RIOT with the last question I posted about your favorite knots. Now let's give this one a try! Since we all have our own favorite knots, I'd like to know what is your favorite Tarp pitch! Now the twist..... Tell us your pitch, but than tell us HOW YOU DO IT!!! Nothing detailed unless you feel inclined. And if your really ambitious include a photo! Who's up for this one. I'll post the question and be back in a bit to post instructions and a pic. Have fun folks! I'm looking forward to this one too!

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Now I'm curious about these, but I need some photos to figure out what's being constructed.

REI Member Since 1979

To which one's Phillreedshikes?


all of them would be nice, and I must say, that some of descriptions are hard to visualize.

REI Member Since 1979

@Philreedshikes Does this help? I'll look closer for the inside picture of this one if it helps.
Tent w/Floor






Here's the inside




@Tim_DeBoer This is from a single flat tarp? Interesting. What are the dimensions and How much does it weigh ?

REI Member Since 1979

This is put up using a single 10x10 tarp and my tarp weighs in at 2.75 lbs. I don't know the inside dimensions but I've 5' 8' and have plenty of room for myself and gear and long as my little 4 legged beast. You have to set it up with the back into the wind and preferably with the door facing as much away from the wind too. Set up properly this bugger is darn near water & wind proof. And if you practice it a few times you can have it up and running in 5 minutes.

You can gain a bit more inside room by attaching a line to the ridge and lifting it up. Added bonus, if it's windy it will cut down on the noise! This one is my ALL TIME FAVORITE! 

FYI here's a link to my favorite tarp. He doesn't have a lot of gear but what he does have is beyond TOP SHELF!!