Sunday, April 12, 2015

Heat Reflective Survival Tarp Shelter Set Up

In this fourth and final installment of my DIY Heat Reflective Survival Tarp Shelter, I set up the tarp as I would for use during an overnight. There are many ways that the tarp shelter's warmth can be increased, for example by decreasing the amount of space underneath the shelter or using a heat reflector as well building up the sides for additional heat retention/wind prevention.

Hopefully you enjoyed this series. Stay tuned for an upcoming overnight where I will use the tarp as my only shelter for the night.

Taut Line Hitch For Tarp Shelter Ridgeline

In this third installment of my heat reflective tarp shelter series, I show the simple knot used to secure the ridgeline between your two fixed points. The Taut-Line Hitch. Using the instructions from the second video of the series, I use my braided ridgeline eyelet to secure the ridgeline on the first fixed point. Then I take the other end around the second fixed point and use the Taut Line Hitch to secure the ridgeline. Its a perfect know that gives you total control of tautness as well as the angle of the ridgeline.

Braiding a Tarp Shelter Ridgeline with Paracord

Welcome back to my Heat Reflective Survival Tarp Shelter series. In part two of the series, I show you how to braid a ridgeline using 550 Paracord.

The ridgeline serves as the primary support for holding up your tarp shelter. By spanning the ridgeline between two trees or other fixed objects, you can orient you tarp shelter as needed. Using specific knots and the eyelet we've spliced in to the paracord ridgeline you can modify the tarp shelter quickly in the field to account for wind or precipitation.

Stay tuned for parts three and four!