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Elevate Your Camping Experience with ARK Tarps: Tips for Creating a Suspended Shelter

Hello there, camping enthusiasts! Check out our tips for creating a reliable suspended shelter when camping.

At ARK Tarps, we pride ourselves on providing high-quality, durable tarpaulins that are perfect for creating suspended shelters. These shelters are not only practical, but they also add a touch of creativity to your camping experience.

So, how do you secure a tarp as a suspended shelter? It’s easier than you might think! Here are a few tips and tricks:

1. Find the perfect location: Look for two trees that are a good distance apart and sturdy enough to support the weight of the tarp and anything that might be underneath it.

Pro tip: Check out our range of camping tarps here.

2. Attach the tarp: Use rope or bungee cords to attach the corners of the tarp to the trees. Make sure the tarp is pulled tight and secure.

Pro tip: We sell ropes and bungee hooks as well. Buy ropes and bungee hooks here.

3. Create a ridge line: Tie a rope between the two trees, about a foot higher than the tarp, to create a ridge line. This will help keep the tarp stable and prevent sagging.

4. Add support: Use additional ropes or bungee cords to create support lines from the ridge line to the ground. This will provide extra stability and prevent the tarp from collapsing.

Pro tip: Use bungee ropes to secure the tarp as it keeps the tension on but also provides some give in the wind.

5. Prevent the parachute effect: To prevent the tarp from billowing and creating the parachute effect, put ropes across the top of the tarp. Best way to achieve this is to tie a rope between the trees just above the tarp and tie additional ropes or bungee cords from this rope to either the edges of the tarp or to the ground. This will prevent the tarp from billowing up and will also prevent air from getting trapped underneath it.

Voila! You now have a suspended shelter that will protect you from rain, wind, and sun. And with ARK Tarps, you can rest assured that your shelter will withstand even the toughest of conditions.

Visit our website and check out our selection of tarps today. Pair your tarps with our ropes and bungee hooks to get a stress free and perfect camping experience!

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