KIT CONTENTS One 9 ft by 6.5 ft flat tarp made from 100% waterproof DCF_0.5oz. Has six tie-out anchor points with line tensioners. Anchor points disperse tension across a wide area for durability under stress | Six guylines (+ one extra, in case you loose one) made form weather resistant low-stretch cord | Six titanium pegs or stakes with bag | 75 ft Sectional Cords kit with bag | DCF repair patches | One replacement line tensioner | Three spare mini-hooks | DCF stuff sack for storing the tarp and all kit components.
Total kit weight: 308 g. Tarp only: 133 g.
Rain Canopy: On rainy days, stretch this tarp over your campsite to make a cozy spot for cooking meals, sorting your gear or just chilling. Shelters 4 to 6 people. Run a guyline from each corner to a tree. Or two trees and two ground stake-outs (slanted setup). If no trees, run two guylines over trekking poles and stake to the ground.
Windscreen: Set up this tarp at ~45-degrees to shield against wind or sideways rain. Stake one edge directly to the ground and stretch the other edge to trees or over trekking poles.
Ground sheet: Folded in half, this tarp works as a ground sheet for your tent. Or just use it to spread out your gear while packing/unpacking.
Tarp shelter: This tarp can be pitched with trekking poles (or near trees) as a one-person shelter with plenty of room for gear. We find the half-fold-slanted style setup works best with this tarp size, maximizing space and weather protection. But try out different ways on your own; rectangular tarps offer great versatility.
Need a two-person tarp shelter? Step up to the 9′ x 9′ size.
Easy guyline attachment: All guylines come with a small hook on one end. So you can quickly loop it around a tree, snap onto a peg, or attach to another section of cord. No knots required! The open end of the cord runs through the line tensioner on your tarp for quick adjustment. This means you can fix the tension or even re-position the tarp without stepping out into the elements.
Sectional Cords (included in kit): Combine and disassemble sections of cord in a snap, so you get just the length you need, just where you need it. No leftovers. No cutting. No knots. Unused sections can be utilized for other needs around camp, or combine all sections to make a very long rope. Tarps and sectional cord were specifically designed to work as a unit.
DID YOU KNOW? In bad weather, setting up your shelter or rain canopy is the first thing you want to do when reaching camp. Carry this compact tarp in a front pack for instant access. Once you’ve got rain cover, proceed unpacking in a more comfortable setting.
CAUTION Avoid setting up your tarp near a fire pit. Sparks flying from wood fire can burn holes in DCF tarps. As with all DCF products, avoid sharp objects as they may puncture the material.
REPAIR If you do get a small cut or hole in your tarp, repairing DCF is super easy on the fly by simply gluing a patch over the hole (included in kit). Plastic line tensioners and mini hooks will not snap under normal use. However, accidentally stepping or dropping a heavy object may crack them. So just in case, we include some replacement pieces with your tarp kit.