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  • Wasn't clear on the last question. How should I build a shelter for 2 people with tarps? It needs to be pretty warm (for about 3

    Wasn't clear on the last question. How should I build a shelter for 2 people with tarps? It needs to be pretty warm (for about 32 degrees). Maybe I should ask what shape the tent should be. Our sleeping bags are only about a 40 degree comfort rating.

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    Take an extra sleeping bag and put one inside the other. Also make sure you wear dry wool socks to bed.

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    • #3
      And whatever you do ensure there's lots of clearance between you and that poly tarp. By morning it will be dripping with condensation from your breath.

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      • #4
        I would use one tarp for a tent and the other for a ground cloth. The tent could be suspended on a rope between trees, and it will shelter you from wind and rain, but will not keep you warm.
        The ground cloth can be used to make a bed if doubled over and filled with dry leaves and thin pine boughs to create an air space between your sleeping bag and the ground.
        Good luck.

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        • #5
          This doesn't really have to do with the tent, but to help stay warm, boil water and put it in a water bottle. Make sure the lid is secure. Dry the bottle off and place it in your sleeping bag a few minutes before you head to bed. This helps warm up your sleeping bag, and holds warmth for a good portion of the night.

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          • #6
            thank you every one we only had enough time to look at the first 3 but thank you any ways

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