camo is one of the ingredients manifested here in the Colonies which the Empire never figured out. And now for the rest of the story...
OK, I know I'm off topic but I can't resist the jab; According to Barbara W. Tuchman's Pulizer prize winning book, "Guns of August" the Empire
was the first military to adapt khaki for its field uniform, -during the Boer War (Where they incidently also invented the internment camp for civilians
Many of the combatants arrived for the party at Flander's Field dressed, well, er, like they were going to a party. The Brits had learned from their catostrophic war in South Africa however, that reds, etc. weren't the best colours for hiding from the enemy. The Yanks re-learned
this lesson shortly thereafter, but not in time for Little Big Horn or even the final stages of their war against the Apaches. The Yanks finally did adapt Khaki for the Spanish American War and patroling the Border to guard against Pancho Villa's raids. -So in the end, the Yanks arrived to the later party, er, late, but appropriately dressed at least.
We Chileans however, were still using Navy Blues in our war of agression against Peru and Bolivia in a desert where Khaki would have made more sense. However we (for the most part
) decided to give the later party at the Plain of Flander a miss and became quite wealthy selling nitrates (for gun powder) and copper (for shell casings) to both sides from the territory we won from the Peruvians and Bolivians.
-Opps, I need to go back to the topic of Tents > Tarps as I see Krudave and other admin are about to burst a gasket. And now back to our sponsor...
Pitching without trees: no problem! Isn't that why they make 2-piece kayak paddles? Paddles fit the bill perfectly.
Do you recommend lashing the tarp to the paddles with little bits of string?