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How to Sleep Under a Tarp in the Rain

The chief benefit of a tarp if the flexibility it gives you in campsite location

Tarps are a great ultralight backpacking shelter option, provided they’re used in a climate where there’s no rain or occasional rain. To clarify, I’m talking about square or rectangular tarps with or without catenary cut ridge lines and sides, and not single walled shelters like pyramids and their numerous variants. …

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