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Bush Camp Tarps - cheap vs expensive?

Discussion in 'Outdoor Gear, Survival Equipment & More' started by Grease, Oct 2, 2018.

  1. Jhansenak47

    Jhansenak47 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 27, 2005
    I understand what you are saying. I have seen both sides too.
    I think people have lost interpersonal communication skills. The simple act of listening to someone that is obviously not happy with you is just not something people are comfortable with anymore. I am still amazed when I hear people who are clearly in the wrong say "you can't talk to me like that". People seem to be getting less comfortable in dealing with other people and compensate by being rude or defensive instead of being patient and having a thicker skin.
  2. LostViking

    LostViking Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2009
    @Uncle Timbo

    I believe it was 12x16. With the 12 running along the ridge line and the 16 making the sides. It worked great as an airy, yet dry, summer set up.

    And yes you are correct. They were old rails scavanged from around my barn. That was a great set up. We did our Thanksgiving Turkey up there one fall. I dug a hole and cooked it in the ground right out in front of the camp. It was excellent!

    I think the tarp cost me $27.00 back then. All the rest was scavanged. Even the turkey lifter.

    We had a lot of fun up there.
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  3. Uncle Timbo

    Uncle Timbo Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2005
    @LostViking it sure does. You're a wizard with a tarp.
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  4. unimogbert


    Jul 15, 2015
    Around here the NFS would be irritated that they'd found a semi-permanent structure and would take it down. They might even send Boy Scouts to "clean it up." Stashing the supports in the area and bringing the tarps with you for use when occupying the site would likely not be a problem. The NFS is having issues with homeless/here-for-the-marijuana types leaving ghastly messes in the forest so they are kinda sensitive to "semi-permanence."
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  5. Melvin-Purvis

    Melvin-Purvis Not a Registered User Staff Member Super Mod

    Jan 14, 2001
    A 25'x10' 4mil Visqueen roll can be purchased on Amazon for <$25. Cut in two pieces can make two fairly weather-proof tarps. Half a roll only weighs a little over two pounds.

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  6. Pointshoot777


    Feb 16, 2001
    I know what it is to be a property owner & have people trespass and cause damage. We’ve had hunters come on to our property and just shoot away. We’re also hunters, and likely would give them permission if they just asked. - - The thing is, if one of them tripped and injured themselves on a piece of equipment out there, they would probably come sue us for creating ‘an attractive nuisance’.

    As for the OP, if he and his buddies came to their permanent camp one day and found others using it - would they get all bent outta shape at the ‘trespass’ on them ?

    “ No real loss if they get damaged or removed on someone elses property.“ Seems that they no longer make Eagle Scouts like they used to. :mad:

    Yeah, this subject gets me riled up.
    Rant off
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2018
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