Anybody use the 16x16 for base camp tarp?...
Anybody use the 16x16 for base camp tarp? How sturdy are the poles on this size tarp in moderate wind?
Poles are not included on this tarp, you have to buy them separate if you want to use them. I personally just tie mine to some trees and it is pretty stable. If the wind starts to kick up you can add some additional guy wires and stakes. As you can see from the picture this tarp has several other places to add additional lines to keep it in place.
I have a 12x12 and a 16x16. I've used the 16x16 tarp about 8 times last year. It's amazingly strong for it weight. Had 3 days of strong cold wind that broke several tent poles in the camp with up to 35 MPH. I folded it in haft " like a taco" and used if for a wind break in front of my tent. It held up great. The other camper were amazed. It was no big deal with all the optional guy points. I'm on line now thinking of getting a 8X8.