Skyhooks: How to Tarp Your Site to Save Valuable Time.

imageI finally had a chance to use the set of Skyhooks that were sent to me in early August. I first introduced this product back in January when I found it online while doing research for my blog. It has since been my most searched post reaching over 7,000 viewers to date. With those kind of number I knew I really needed to try this product out and write a follow up review. Continue reading

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An unusual idea for tarping! Who knew?

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Tarping solutions are one of my most popular topics. With that in mind, I am always looking for new ideas to share on my blog. That and being from the West Coast where we find ourselves camping in the rain on a regular basis, often without tarps being set up? (See exhibit A for our recent trip in the rain without tarps.)

IMG_1435On that same trip  we came across a guy who had the ultimate tarping set up. He had tarped almost his entire site and did it using a product I had never seen in a campground, dry wall supports. He had several  placed throughout his site. Now in my opinion this was too many because they looked like a bit of a tripping or pet leash hazard but 2 or 3 would be great. I was also impressed by height you can get from these, no more ducking when you enter the tarp area.

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What is unique about this product is the flat top and bottom making them great for camping because they are not sharp or pointy and would not ruin your tarp.  The posts come in 2 different telescopic heights  5-9 foot and 6-12 foot, which adds to their flexibility and ease of storage. Place one on your picnic table and then support the edges with Skyhooks and you just might have the perfect tarping system. No trees, these would still work but then you would require 5. A tall one in the center and one on each corner to anchor. The downside of these is the price and weight. They range from $30 to $40 each and are construction site quality making them heavy.  You won’t want to buy more that you need. The model I could find are made by Task Tools but I suspect there are similar products in other parts of the world.

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I am going to try to get my hands on a set of these and I will then do a review of how they work but from the photo and discussion with the original camper who showed them to showed us, I suspect they will be great.

How To Tarp Your Site To Be The Envy Of All Campers

Rainy season is here. This is still the most popular blog I have posted. I am hoping to try this out this spring.

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imageI came across this site that sells a hook to help you tarp your campsite. If you camp in BC or the Pacific North West you will need this tool. How many times have you walked by other sites and wished your tarp looked like that. I have not tried this but it sure looks like it would work. Let me know if you have seen or used this.

http://campingskyhooks.com/skyhooks/index.html

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How To Tarp Your Site To Be The Envy Of All Campers

imageI came across this site that sells a hook to help you tarp your campsite. If you camp in BC or the Pacific North West you will need this tool. How many times have you walked by other sites and wished your tarp looked like that. I have not tried this but it sure looks like it would work. Let me know if you have seen or used this.

http://campingskyhooks.com/skyhooks/index.html

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