Re: tarp camping
Jim Peterson (kupete@KUHUB.CC.UKANS.EDU)
Thu, 9 Jul 1998 08:41:03 +0100
Bob Taylor wrote:
(snip) am soliciting
>suggestions/recommendations on tarp camping and types/brands of tarps to
>consider for this purpose.
>right now we use the common blue tarp with grommets set around the edge for
>both ground cover and shelter. e-mail me privately if you feel this is not
>of interest to the list.
Bob has an interesting topic. I'm getting fed up with the blue poly tarps!
The grommets don't hold up even in a mild wind and after a short period of
time the poly weave starts breaking down and they leak. Does anyone else
have this kind of experience? I mean, they are cheap...but we seem to be
"getting what we paid for". Three years ago, we sprung for three of the
nylon flys for our venture crews...now granted, they don't go out as often,
but they are still in very good condition while I've had to replace the
blue poly three times! We got the nylon flies from Campmor for about
fourty bucks, I think.
BLUE SKIES!, Any day above ground is a good day!
Jim Peterson Eagle class of '63
BS RT Comm, Pelathe Dist
Heart of America Council Brotherhood, Tamegonit Lodge
ASM, T-55, Lawrence, Kansas Mic-O-Say: HW "Shieldmaker"
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City