Ultimate Survival Technologies Base Tube Tarp 1.0
Historic Range: $17.95-$23.53
1 lb 12 oz / 794 g
|Dimensions||39 x 84 x 35 in / 99 x 213 x 89 cm||15 x 4 x 4 /381 x 102 x 102 mm|
A light and simple emergency shelter.
- Bright color
- Easy to set up
I got this as part of the 10 Essentials prize pack as a 2016 Trailspace Reviewer of the Month.
The color is right to get easily spoted when waiting for resque and the weight is, as expected, very low. I think it was at around 700gr. Perfect for carrying as a safety net on an imminent bad weather.
All it takes is two trees to make a rope line and a somehow soft terrain to form the triangle shape (the basic setup) and that's it!
The beauty of the triangle shape is that you can use you trekking poles to form the base as well, ditching the pegs and shaving extra weight provided that you have the rubber caps for your poles so that you don't puncture the fabric.
Source: received it as a sample, freebie, or prize (2016 Trailspace Reviewer of the Month prize package)