The Truenorth Big Tarp is the most versatile piece of equipment in the wilderness traveler’s outfit and is considered by experienced outdoors men to be indispensable to any expedition due to it's quality build. As a shelter it keeps off wind and rain and blazing sun. It is at once a cookhouse, drying room, kit-sorting area, and probably most importantly the social centre for the evening by the campfire.
For a 4 to 8 man expedition the Big Tarp is the perfect size. In stormy conditions it provides a safe refuge en route to warm up a chilled group of up to 12 adults or an uncountable number of kids. At camp, it can offer maximum coverage for socializing. The True North Big Tarp is incredibly light yet tough and reinforced where the material takes the strain.
It is designed to be supported from trees, or rigged over trekking poles or canoe paddles using the guy lines and reinforced mesh pockets. In just how many configurations you can rig this paragon of shelters is only limited by your imagination. The supplied sketched diagrams suggest a few of our favourites; in use, task, terrain and weather will dictate the shape you choose. One cunning configuration is to rig the Big Tarp on one pole or paddle and fold in the surplus as a bombproof shelter for 2 with fitted groundsheet.
The Big Tarp can also be put to work in many other roles. With a crisp breeze at your back and rigged as a sail it provides a raft of boats with a free ride on long stretches of broad river or open water. On wet ground, sand or long wet grass it can be a dry flat floor to sort out kit, or, when expertly folded, a watertight cache or canoe pack to protect your equipment from rain dust and spray. Huge tarp, great coverage, ideal for maximum protection.
Group shelter – Expedition Paddlers, Fellsmen, Wilderness, Bushcraft, Hikers and World Travelers
Large area coverage. 4.5m x 3m. Wt 1.8 kg
Highly Versatile, with multiple rigging options
Tough, Light, Ripstop polyester
Triple-dipped polyurethane proofed
12 x reinforced 600 kg webbing loops on periphery
3 x reinforced 600 kg rigging loops on centre webbing tape
Walking Pole or paddle guy locator pockets with 2 guylines
Pouch with 10 x alloy tent pegs
Low impact green with grey tapes on black reinforcement points
Supplied with A4 rigging suggestions and our free CD-Rom Tarp Video to get you started