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Making different shelter designs based using a 3x3m tarp (or 4x4.5m)


Tarp (3x3m or 4.5m)
Sticks or walking poles


Assemble tarps as shown in files.
Identify the most fun/interesting/useful
Work out when they would work best etc (cold, windy, wet, dry, most people, least equipment etc)

Best to try a few out first, or have more than one tarp for different patrols to play with.
Hold a competition for the best shelter


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  • Tarpaulin
  • tarpology
  • Tarps
  • walking poles

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