|Simple ‘A’ frame … it’s what you see a lot of.|
|‘A’ frame with a semi dropped tail for more protection.|
|‘A’ frame with a front beak added.|
|It’s an ‘A’ frame but not as we know it … extra protection and room.|
A twist on the ‘A’ frame … Using two supports again but this time set on the long sides of the tarp. This set up gives you a lot of room in the centre of the tarp for sitting/cooking and more side cover that the normal ‘A’ frame.
|This is the same one from the back!|
|Move your pole inside for added headroom … ooh and a porch.|
If it’s space and height you’re after then the set up above works well, it’s particularly good in summer when it’s raining and you need protection from above but not from the sides. Your support now goes ‘inside’ the tarp. Depending where you place the support you’ll be left with a flap that you can raise (guyline to stick in pic) to form a porch. Even with a pole in the centre there’s still enough room to sleep alongside it.
|A half ‘mid’ possibly the best set up for winter.|
I think this has to be amongst the best set ups for protection and stability. It’s basically half a pyramid, supported by a single pole … the pole goes at the centre of one long side, the corners of the opposing long side are pegged out, with the two remaining corners being pulled round to form the pyramid shape. Pitched back to the wind this really does offer a lot of protection … even more if you pitch the door close to a wall, tree, etc.
Off you go then, into the garden and have a play … I hope it’s warmer for you than it was for me ;o)