Wanted to see if I could improve on my pitching skills tonight.
I wanted to see if my poncho tarp could give me more shelter in a cruddy storm and this is what I came up with.
Originally I wanted to pitch all three sides to the ground, but my feet and sleeping bag would run against the inside of the tent (I am 5-9), possibly letting condensation wet my down bag. So I figure I'll pitch one of the width ends to the ground and into the wind, then put my head there. The other end will be a few inches off the ground to give me more leg room. I'll then hang my rain jacket over the trekking pole (if it's not too windy I guess. I used my down sweater for the pic) to add a "beak" of sorts for additional coverage. We'll see how it work. I think I'll carry one hiking pole with me on this trip.
Old way for wind and possibly rain:
New way I worked on tonight, should provide more coverage if bad weather:
(Sorry for the image quality, only had my Blackberry on me.)