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Sunshade on supported tour
Anyone ever used a tarp (homemade or not) as a sunshade on a supported tour? I am borrowing my brother's Noah's Tarp 12 for GRABWAAR in Wisconsin in two weeks and am looking for ideas. (He's still trying to locate the poles) He's only used it camping with loads of trees nearby...not as much of a biker as I.
1. What setup will work best and be quickly set up? We'll be camped out on football/baseball/soccer fields so nearby trees will not necessarily always be available. However, chain link fences will...if that helps? This will be set up and taken down daily. I'm looking to provide shade for several of out group of 11 sitting in those "folding bag chairs".
2. How many poles should I use? Two, per the suggestion (pic below)? I definitely would get the collapsible ones. I am considering trekking poles but I'm trying to keep the cost down and I wouldn't use trekking poles otherwise. Obviously don't want this thing to turn into a kite
Thanks for the advice!