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Old 05-11-2008, 09:03 AM   #91
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Kifaru Super Tarp

Warmth and under 4 pounds with the stove, poles and stakes. A killer system for the light weight crowd.
This is an awesome idea, but I can't help but wonder how quickly it would take for the first spark to settle on the fly and create a burn hole.

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Old 05-11-2008, 09:57 AM   #92
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This is an awesome idea, but I can't help but wonder how quickly it would take for the first spark to settle on the fly and create a burn hole.

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they have screens, the shot was more of a dramtic thing I guess. very low chance with screens in place.
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Old 05-11-2008, 10:01 AM   #93
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This is an awesome idea, but I can't help but wonder how quickly it would take for the first spark to settle on the fly and create a burn hole.

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Yeah that could happen for sure. The stove system has 2 cinder screens in the collar that really eliminate that from happening (for the most part if it happens it would be operator error). The fix is a tiny dab of shoe goo or clear silicone caulk.
Most of the folks that use this system tend to be hunters or the thru- hikers that are spend all summer back-packing the LONG trails. So I would say it has been well tested. I am on my 2nd tipi.... only because I wanted more room. I have spent entire seasons out there doing it without issues in the tipi.
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Old 05-26-2008, 07:26 PM   #94
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Good thread.

I have never used a Tarp in years of camping, but will purchase one for my next trip after camping next to a few folks that had them set up at the 49er Rally.

The first day was hot (80F) and sunny, and those with a Tarp were able to get some shade under the canopy.

The next day we enjoyed 50F and continuous heavy rain, and the same folks were able to sit in comfort in their Kermit chairs, and cook and eat etc without having to suffer the rain (dry enough for them not to wear waterproofs).

I am totally sold, and off to purchase a Kelty Noah 12x12 before my next trip.

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Old 05-26-2008, 09:22 PM   #95
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I have never used a Tarp in years of camping, but will purchase one for my next trip after camping next to a few folks that had them set up at the 49er Rally.

The first day was hot (80F) and sunny, and those with a Tarp were able to get some shade under the canopy.

The next day we enjoyed 50F and continuous heavy rain, and the same folks were able to sit in comfort in their Kermit chairs, and cook and eat etc without having to suffer the rain (dry enough for them not to wear waterproofs).

I am totally sold, and off to purchase a Kelty Noah 12x12 before my next trip.

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/cb.aspx?a=254694

the kelty rip off = cheaper

works ok, but as you know I have not set mine up in many "real life" situations.

I did try it out again in the backgarden today though. I think the 2-3 pole version is great for shade and the v-shape for rain with some area to cook etc.
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Old 05-26-2008, 10:50 PM   #96
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I think I am gonna go with a tent footprint from REI like another inmate does. Still not sure what to do about a pole, but for now I will use my tipi pole as double duty.
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Old 05-27-2008, 01:37 PM   #97
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I think I am gonna go with a tent footprint from REI like another inmate does. Still not sure what to do about a pole, but for now I will use my tipi pole as double duty.
The kelty staff pole is 22" when folded which is too big to lay horizontal in the jesse bags but it is relativly cheap @ $24 online. I will either use my home made creation and strap that on the outside for trips. ownst1100(?) made some übercool ones, but I need to source the place to get them.
My only issue with the tent ground sheet is the small size. Mind you for over the bike etc it is a great idea.


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Old 05-28-2008, 06:27 PM   #98
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Took a while and I need to pick up a few more of these.




Where do you find those figure 9's .. I asked at a few local outfitter stores and they thought I was nuts ... tried google for figure 9 and nothing came up
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Old 05-28-2008, 06:32 PM   #99
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Harbor Freight has them. Go figure. I'd guess most higher end camping shops have them too. Good luck.
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Old 05-28-2008, 06:33 PM   #100
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Took a while and I need to pick up a few more of these.




Where do you find those figure 9's .. I asked at a few local outfitter stores and they thought I was nuts ... tried google for figure 9 and nothing came up

REI HAS FIGURE 9's
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Old 05-28-2008, 06:35 PM   #101
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Perfect ... thanks
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Old 05-28-2008, 07:33 PM   #102
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Old 05-29-2008, 04:34 PM   #103
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Thank you, and great idea on the pole thing. I just ordered the 12x12 Kelty, 2 poles, and reflective cord from

http://www.mountainsports.com/MSmain...&Detail=081991

and FREEEEEE Shipping over $50.
Item Description Qty Price Total
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081690 Kelty Triptease Lightline 50 Cord (2) @ $14.95 = $29.90

081991 Kelty Noahs Tarp 12 (1) @ $59.95 = $59.95

081683 Kelty Staff Tarp Pole (2) @ $24.95= $49.90

Subtotal: $139.75
Shipping: $0.00 (Ground)
Tax: $0.00
Total: $139.75

Thanks..................I just ordered the same set-up for the same price.
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Old 05-29-2008, 05:55 PM   #104
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Perfect ... thanks
the ones with carabiner ends are awesome for stakes with small guylines attached
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Old 05-29-2008, 06:08 PM   #105
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That's exactly what I was thinking today. In fact the Mantis I have has a large nylon D ring at the top point for two guy lines and I thought it would be simple to have the guy lines with the carabiner to just clip to the D ring and then adjust, and easy on easy off
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