Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

MYOG Tarp - Pitched in the Snow

As promised yesterday, I went out and pitched my MYOG Tarp. I let the photos speak for themselves. Bear in mind, its the first time ever I pitched a tarp, and as you can see, it is in the snow - the ground was rock hard, so its not perfect. Anyhow, here we go.

Front beak.

Side tie-out.

Back beak.

Almost done.

Under it.

Getting out.

Not completely drum tight.

Plenty of space underneath.

In all its glory.

I pitched it between to trees, which worked very nicely. Didn't really prepare the site, as I just pitched it as a test to see if its OK and for some photos. In real backpacking conditions I might use dead men snow anchors for the side and front tie outs, and I am getting a pair of walking sticks which should help in case no perfect trees are available. I'm also getting some other pegs, although the 9" Easton pegs I used this time were fine. I'm pondering about adding line-locs for the side tie-outs, those are easily installed and would add 16 g for 8 of them. Anyhow, I will give it a try in two weeks on the trail, which will be its first test. Any tips you got are welcome!