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Tarp for 2

Post by middleagedmadness » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:35 am

Looking at a r1g 7 for me and the boy ,but also interested in mld trail star or other shaped tarps
Any suggestions ( don't mind paying the import tax if the mld is a better shelter for 2 )

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Re: Tarp for 2

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:49 am

TS or TS shaped object is bombproof. Doesn't offer as many options as a flat tarp but the options it does offer cover most bases from 'batten down the hatches' to 'lovely summers evening'. I'm not saying you can't do similar things with a flar tarp but takes more effort.

If the flat tarp route still appeals the Lomo tarp isn't bad. Cheaper than owt else, so if you're not planning to use it that often it might make a good option.
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Re: Tarp for 2

Post by middleagedmadness » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:54 am

The way the boy is going mate it looks like he wants to get out whenever my shifts align with his weekends or school holidays so maybe 10 times a year,we were due out last night but Saturday I took him on a mainly flat jaunt that ended up being 40 ish miles and his legs were shot and he didn't fancy the 25 m upto the chase ,so hes made me promise we'll get out Friday night looks like my new bivvy mate will drink a lot less than the Australian one :lol:

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Re: Tarp for 2

Post by ScotRoutes » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:57 am

I have a R1g 7 I bought 2nd hand and have never used. Much though it pains me to let go of any kit, it sounds like you've more use for it than me. I can't recall what I paid, but I'm guessing that 50% of RRP would be a good price?

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Re: Tarp for 2

Post by Al » Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:00 am

I’ve got a fake trailstar - really weather proof and loads to room for 2.
Welcome to a look next time your over Shropshire way

https://m.aliexpress.com/item/329118386 ... 0480582055

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Re: Tarp for 2

Post by middleagedmadness » Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:04 am

ScotRoutes wrote:I have a R1g 7 I bought 2nd hand and have never used. Much though it pains me to let go of any kit, it sounds like you've more use for it than me. I can't recall what I paid, but I'm guessing that 50% of RRP would be a good price?
Cheers for the offer Colin ,but have my interest peaked in the mld ,will do a little more looking before I commit to buying anything

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Post by ScotRoutes » Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:09 am

Cool. Just let me know.

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Re: Tarp for 2

Post by middleagedmadness » Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:15 am

Al wrote:I’ve got a fake trailstar - really weather proof and loads to room for 2.
Welcome to a look next time your over Shropshire way

https://m.aliexpress.com/item/329118386 ... 0480582055
Cheers Al but I don't think I'm gonna be down your way till the summer , already seem to have calendar marked up until July , will probably get down once the school hols start end of July ,so he can have a blast down the batch :-bd

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Re: Tarp for 2

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:46 am

Ooh, I've got a Mini Peak here Stu - no inner, only the actual tarp. Much cheapness if you're interested ... looks like this

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Re: Tarp for 2

Post by middleagedmadness » Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:54 am

That looks perfect mate ,can fit 2 inside ,him with helium and me with my bora bag?

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Re: Tarp for 2

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:08 am

Oh yeah, plenty of room for two.
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Re: Tarp for 2

Post by Mitomaniac » Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:33 pm

If original poster doesn't want the mini peak I'd be interested as it's what I'm watching eBay for as want one for me and my lad

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Re: Tarp for 2

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:55 pm

Sold to Stu, sorry.
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Re: Tarp for 2

Post by Mitomaniac » Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:56 pm

No worries thanks for getting back to me. One will come up on eBay eventually lol

Thanks again

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Post by middleagedmadness » Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:01 pm

Mitomaniac wrote:No worries thanks for getting back to me. One will come up on eBay eventually lol

Thanks again
Have a look at the r1g 7 Colin offered me it's a good price and more than ample room for 2 , probably would have had it myself after I read it's 4-6 weeks for a mld trail star if stu hadn't put this up( the 1 should be a I but swear filter changes it to bicycle if you type correct name )

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Re: Tarp for 2

Post by Mitomaniac » Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:07 pm

Thanks for the info I've got a 3x3 DD tarp but my little boy is mildly autistic loves camping etc but just needs the familiarity/routine of the zips or closing of doors for him to settle we have tried with a tarp and he was a bit anxious etc.

Don't want his hangups to stop him enjoying the outdoors like he does tho.

Thanks again I'll keep an eye out and keep searching

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Post by ianfitz » Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:52 pm

Mitomaniac wrote:Thanks for the info I've got a 3x3 DD tarp but my little boy is mildly autistic loves camping etc but just needs the familiarity/routine of the zips or closing of doors for him to settle we have tried with a tarp and he was a bit anxious etc.

Don't want his hangups to stop him enjoying the outdoors like he does tho.

Thanks again I'll keep an eye out and keep searching
Would he be ok with a tarp and mesh big compartment that zips shut? I’ve got a one person one that he can have if it would suit?
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Re: Tarp for 2

Post by middleagedmadness » Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:09 pm

Mitomaniac - I've asked stu to cut a extra piece for my carbon pole ,I've just sent him a message if he hasn't started to cut the pole told him to let you have it as you've pulled at my bleedin heart strings :-bd

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Re: Tarp for 2

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:45 pm

Dave, you've got an email. :wink:
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Re: Tarp for 2

Post by Mitomaniac » Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:22 pm

middleagedmadness wrote:Mitomaniac - I've asked stu to cut a extra piece for my carbon pole ,I've just sent him a message if he hasn't started to cut the pole told him to let you have it as you've pulled at my bleedin heart strings :-bd
Thank you ever so much for your generosity and consideration, you've made my week well year so far with that gesture I really appreciate it.

Thank you ever so much my lad will be over the moon

Honestly I don't mind waiting it was offered to you 1st one will come up

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Re: Tarp for 2

Post by Mitomaniac » Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:32 pm

ianfitz wrote:
Mitomaniac wrote:Thanks for the info I've got a 3x3 DD tarp but my little boy is mildly autistic loves camping etc but just needs the familiarity/routine of the zips or closing of doors for him to settle we have tried with a tarp and he was a bit anxious etc.

Don't want his hangups to stop him enjoying the outdoors like he does tho.

Thanks again I'll keep an eye out and keep searching
Would he be ok with a tarp and mesh big compartment that zips shut? I’ve got a one person one that he can have if it would suit?

I think we're now sorted as both the Stu's have made my year with their offer. That would have been my next option I believe

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Re: Tarp for 2

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:42 pm

Thank you ever so much for your generosity and consideration, you've made my week well year so far with that gesture I really appreciate it.
I'm a great believer in what goes round comes round - so in light of Stu's selfless act, I shall be sending him a 3x3 Lomo tarp for him and his lad to use and who knows, maybe they'll scribble me a review. I love this place me.
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Re: Tarp for 2

Post by Mitomaniac » Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:48 pm

You guys are just amazing !! I'll be ordering a carbon pole to go with.

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Re: Tarp for 2

Post by middleagedmadness » Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:54 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Thank you ever so much for your generosity and consideration, you've made my week well year so far with that gesture I really appreciate it.
I'm a great believer in what goes round comes round - so in light of Stu's selfless act, I shall be sending him a 3x3 Lomo tarp for him and his lad to use and who knows, maybe they'll scribble me a review. I love this place me.
I think it maybe better coming from the boy as his vocabulary stretches to more than feck ,tw@t,and c@#t
Stu I'm a great believer in paying it forward ,thanks for the tarp ,if it's here this week I'll use it Friday night and get him to write a review over the weekend :-bd

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Re: Tarp for 2

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:04 pm

get him to write a review over the weekend
No rush Stu. Get some use out of it and ask him to write something when he's had some adventures* beneath it.


*listening to your snoring dad, IS an adventure.
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