Re: Tent Halves: How do I do it?
I agree with Mr. Kindred in pairing up is the way to go...esp. since you are tall like myself. I have used only a half before combined with a gum blanket(or poncho) at one end. You rig up your half then tie on your gum blanket to either end. Make sure that your head is under the half then extend out your gum blanket to accommodate your feet and fold in the rest. If you desire you can stake down your gum blanket or throw your traps over the flap you have folded under. Hope you can make sense of this. The only flaw with this design is that you have only your blanket between you and the ground(depending on what you are carrying)
124th New York State Volunteers
Founder of the Squatting Bullfrog Mess & the "Leave your politics at home" Mess
"the Doctor says that I have got the Knapsack complaint that is I cant carry a knapsack that is a disease of my own getting up for I can lift as much as eney[sic] of the boys"
Joseph H. Johnston
March 16th 1863
"It takes twelve men and a corporal up there [brigade headquarters] to take care of a few trees and salute the officers as they pass these are all the orders we have, but it is military I suppose..."
Henry M Howell
March 8 1863
In camp Near Falmouth