UKC Forum Member
Registered: Mar 2012
Location: Chesnee, S.C.
I just use those cheap blue tarps nowdays. Done spent too much on canopys. I use old tent posts, tie at least 2 ropes at each corner, cut a pole from the woods for the center with a plastic bucket on top of the pole, so the pole won't cut a hole in the tarp. Put the center up pretty high so you wont have puddles in the tarp, about a 7/12 pitch. Tie off to trees or use those screw in stakes, like you tie dogs to. Use bungee cords between the rope & tarp to allow for some give or the tarp will just tear apart. I use the cheap tarps around the cooking area as a wind & rain break. build the fire close to the edge so the smoke gets out, but you can still cook over it without getting too wet.
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