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Simple Tarp Rigging System: Quickly Shed Pounds off your Bug Out Bag (link)

I used to include a quality North Face backpacking tent in our bug out bags. That is, until I learned that I could nearly mimic one with a simple tarp shelter which takes up less space and weight too! Here’s the first part of the post (note that it includes a few videos about setting up this shelter):

“One item that can take up a lot of space and potentially the most weight in your bug out bag is a tent. That is unless of course you are spending a lot of money to get an ultra-light tent that folds up into the size of an Altoids tin and expands to sleep 20 people comfortably. Actually, when my family and I went camping in the great outdoors a while back, I had two tents in my pack because my children were too young at the time to handle the extra weight. Each tent was a two man tent and weighed 5.11 pounds. We did not spring for the more expensive tents for a couple of reasons. First, because we didn’t know how the kids would enjoy camping and didn’t want to make that investment if it wasn’t going to pan out. Second, I didn’t want to spend the money.”

Read the full article here

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