Monday, 26 March 2007

TarpTime pt3

As i was on own and too self-conscious to crawl inside with people around in a public park, here's a photo of tarp with bivvy bag inside it. Hmm, that pole looks like it could be an issue.


Andy Howell said...


What on earth is that ????

Have you never heard of tension?

Stop feeling self conscious and practice those knots! When Bob returns you won't be able to get away with that :-)

AktoMan said...

Come on, Andy, that was experiment nr 1, in a public park at dusk. I'll have plenty of time to do this properly on the trail. Necessity is the mother of invention, etc etc.

Just something to play around with when conditions are right.

WD said...

I can lend you a tarp if you want a proper one to play around with.


PS Even less excuses once Bob's tarp video hits the streets.

AktoMan said...

Thanks for the offer, Darren, but I'm interested to see how this "Blue Peter" one turns out. If it goes well, then I'll look at getting some nysil and get sewing (or pay the local stitching service to do it properly).

If the experiment doesn't work, then I haven't forked out much extra cash, nor taken up much extra volume in the pack, as it'll live in the mesh packing in the Atmos.

Michael G Clark said...

Why are you experimenting with this when you have a tent the size of a packet of crisps? Its a weight thing again isin't it?

I have a flectarn cammo tarp if you want, but you'd be invisible to other walkers.

AktoMan said...

I might take you up on that, Mike, if it is less bulky and takes less volume than my car boot liner tarp.

Haven't ordered the WW1 feldmutz yet ;-)

Andy Howell said...

And what's wrong with a weight thing Micheal :-)

I have to say, though, that the Akto is a very roomy tent, far from being like a packet of crisps!

I suppose tarps should be cheap and cheerful. I'm always surprised by how much 'technology' and design can supposedly go into a simple sheet of synthetic material.

And Aktoman - I hope your new sign isn't mucking up those highlands - it's not going to be the new wind turbine I hope!