Almost Finished ... and in other news
Hey everyone ...
The vast majority of TripTarps have been sent to backers, minus those last few who haven't provided shipping addresses. Hey all --- I'd love to get these... Read more
Let's See 'Em
Well, TripTarps are out in the wild. If you happen to have a camera on your phone and a social media account of some kind, I'd love to... Read more
Gear up and mail
Hey all, another update ...
More than 100 TripTarp reward packages have been shipped since Friday. I would expect many of you to see them in the middle or end... Read more
TripTarps Are Shipping
Tarps arrived this week and I've been furiously packaging, stamping boxes, and prepping for mail. The first batch of 50+ will be sent today. I'm hoping to have them... Read more
Surveys Are Sent - Update Shipping If Needed
Hi everyone ...
What a week.
I was working in the field this week, facilitating a rafting and camping trip with the Wounded Warrior Project along the south fork of... Read more
Shipping Update - Outdoor Retailer
Hey everyone ... we're so close.
I should have tracking information tomorrow morning for the first 300 TripTarps shipping from the factory. They will come from the box to your... Read more
From China, with love
I stepped outside to take my dog down to the river and almost tripped over them.
There, nestled in a FedEx package next to the front door, on the deck... Read more
An update from the factory this morning read as follows:
"Your tarps will be ready within the next 2 weeks – so before OR."
"OR" is referring to Outdoor... Read more
Factory Sample In House
Hey TripTarp Backers.
I was contacted by a backer about wanting an update. And he's right, it's time for one.
As I mentioned before, my plan was to try to... Read more
Update On Production / Delivery
Hey everyone, time for another update.
I admit I've been slow to keep you in the loop, primarily because there wasn't much going around it. I don't like to send... Read more
Packaging, Patches & Boys Life
Hey everyone, happy March.
First, the Chinese New Year celebrations have ended and the factories are all back to work. TripTarp is in the mix, and I was told printing... Read more
Hey everyone, how's winter treating you?
The Home Offices are being pummeled with another atmospheric river, this time it's warm. Rain will be measured in feet these next couple of... Read more
I worked in a restaurant for a few months when I was in high school, washing dishes.
For a reason I can't pinpoint, I've always felt compelled to find a... Read more
Through The Storm
I had a friend tell me that when it comes to making decisions about weather, you need to either commit to whatever small window it gives you or be comfortable... Read more
Like Every Year: Some Of The Same, Some Of The New
Hey everyone, how's 2017 been so far?
For the Tahoe region, namely in the TripTarp home offices of Truckee, the new year is cold, snowy, and ... snowy. I mean,... Read more
Chinese New Year
Hey everyone, hope your Christmas and holiday season is off to a good start. We're hoping for a big storm here in North Lake Tahoe. I'm asking Santa for some... Read more
Doing The Dishes
Hey everyone, Craig here.
Here's what's happening at the TripTarp home offices: rain. Wind, and rain. Anytime now, Old Man Winter.
As most of you know, in every... Read more
The Summit Has Been Reached - TripTarp is Funded!
It is with a tremendous amount of gratitude and excitement that I share with all TripTarp© backers that on its last day, the campaign goal has been made. The Original... Read more
Here's To The Weekend
Yes, it's going to take a lot.
But what doesn't these days?
For some, it takes a lot to get out of bed each morning. I'm grateful for every day... Read more
A Windy And Cold Update From Sunrise Bowl
A little windy and hard to hear, and a bit late. Here's the gist: still quite a ways to go before we make it. But I think it can done. ... Read more
10 Day Summit Push
The approach has dragged, the route was more tree-strewn and navigationally trying than you realized.
But eventually the firs and pines start to thin, an azure, cloudless sky is visible... Read more
Cyber Monday Special - $55 - Dawn Patrol Discount Limit Raised!
Hey there, as a $75 Reward Level Backer, I'm excited to tell you that you can now reduce your pledge by $20 and STILL receive the Original TripTarp For Backpacking. ... Read more
TripTarp Featured On Amazing Outdoor Adventures
Happy Monday everyone. Just wanted to share a little more good coverage about TripTarp®.
Two brothers run a blog called Amazing Outdoor Adventures.I wanted them to know about TripTarp... Read more
Post Black Friday Update - A Little On Backcountry Water Filtration
Hey all, how'd you survive the shopping "holiday?"
Did you get through it by #optingoutside? We did. Then again, we don't do a lot of holiday shopping to begin with,... Read more
Nothing Has More Bandwidth Than Common Sense
One week in, just shy of 25% funded. Not bad at all.
I'm learning that a successful Kickstarter relies heavily on exposure. Think about it: the task at hand is... Read more
Thank You! TripTarp® Reaches The $5k Milestone On Day 3
Like a lake you planed to hit for lunch, or maybe an overview of snaking, cliff-encased river, sometimes it's the things along the way that keep you moving.
Thank you... Read more
The First Few Trail Miles
Well, we're off and running. Or hiking, rather.
It was an exciting day one. I had no idea what to expect, but what I realized is that people like the... Read more