Specifications and dimensions.


Pole interlocking mechanism can be a simple spring clip button which is inserted into the end of the pole as indicated.

Spec 21

Steel tent pegs

Four 5mm steel tent pegs.
These are made from the same gauge steel as the hooks.

Polypropylene rope

6 mm diameter.

  Side ropes 3 lengths each 4 metres = 12 metres
Guy ropes 2 lengths each 3 metres = 6 metres
Tying ropes 6 lengths each 1 metre = 6 metres

Total 24 metres minimum.

Sisal twine

  Baler twine is ideal as it is rot proof and biodegradable.
  16 metres minimum. Preferably 40 metres to allow for repairs.

  Can be polypropylene twine in reels of 22,300 feet (weight only 6.6kg).
  Tensile strength 45kg .



The above dimensions are for shelters made from 90cm length poles and are suitable for standard 6m x 4m tarpaulins.

The shelter could be made from any standard length poles (eg 80 to 100cms) and make use of different sized tarpaulins.

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