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veronica
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 3:37 pm    Post subject: Shelters Reply with quote

If I were to hand you a piece of canvas, how many different ways are there to set it up as a shelter?

I will be working with some young ones in NC this next week, and they really want to set up tents. (Why? I don't know! ;D) They will have canvas to set up a lean-to, a diamond, a wedge, a one-pole/hunter/pyramid, and a French bell. I really don't want to cart the wall all the way up there, and was hoping to come up with another idea for 1 single piece of canvas.

I thought of using a canoe... but don't know where I'd be able to find one of those at this late date.

Any other suggestions? PLEASE???

Thanks for your help!
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Ed...Maurer....
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A quick and dirty method is to drape the tarp over a bush. First clear out an area below the bush, cut away lower limbs, etc as needed, then drape and secure the tarp. Works like a charm!

If you don't have a canoe, a large, downed tree can suffice.

Also--lay the tarp on the ground, lay on the tarp and pull the ends over you to form an envelope.
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veronica
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


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Ed...Maurer....
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where will you be doing this? Oh--it's raining this weekend--good test!
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