- August 19, 2016
- Posted by: Dr. Elise Cohen Ho
- Category: Lifestyle
I find Rolling Fox Tarp Shelter very intriguing as …confession time… I am not a backpacker (yet).
My main curiosity surrounds around what it can be used for and if it was truly easy to use.
When my younger son saw that Rolling Fox had sent this super light tarp shelter, that comes in very neat and tidy packaging, he was all over it.
You see he has been camping all summer in the Sequoia Mountains and has plans for backpacking.
We both love that The Rolling Fox tarp shelter was really easy to use and comes with everything that you need (other than some trees). Confession two is that I was completely intimidated by it when I first received i. However, when I opened the packaging, learned to tie a few knots and was well on my way to a really lovely reading spot that all changed.
The tarp, which weighs in at just over 1 pound, reaches a size of 11′ 9″ x 9′. An unadvertised benefit is that if you are out hiking and need some ground cover you could sit on this tarp too.
The tarp also offers 16 tie off points which, in my research, I discovered is super impressive as most have four to eight tie off points. It also comes with four guy lines and 4 stakes.
Confession 3: I did not know what a guy line or a tie off point was until I reviewed this product . However, I have since learned that the tie off points are the anchor points from where you attach the tarp to a tree, the ground, poles or some other device. This is usually accomplished with the use of either the stakes or the guy lines. A guy line is defined as “a tensioned cable designed to add stability to a free-standing structure.”
The Rolling Fox Tarp Shelter can be used for overhead camping shelter, protection from rain or snow, a shady shelter, a mat to sit on or even a hammock. It is great for camping, boating, sports events and, you guessed it, backpacking.
Look for tips on setting up the tarp on the Rolling Fox website. They also offer knot tutorials, camping breakfast ideas and a great article entitled Tarp Shelter vs a Tent for Backpacking and Camping. You can buy the tarp on their website or on Amazon.
My son is super excited about being able to carry easy shelter on his back. I am super excited that he is excited.
How about you? Will the Rolling Fox Tarp Shelter be useful to you?