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Date: July 30, 2006 

Date: July 30, 2006

Dear Shelter Systems,
I have recently build two 17′ radius domes to live in a burning man. I have now reached a point where I need to cover these structures. I have taken note that parachutes are not good as they catch the wind. Contractors tarps are my next idea but I thought I would email and see if you had any suggestions or had material available for purchase that would cover these structures. Your website is very impressive and it is clear you understand the conditions of Black Rock city.

Thank you in advance for all your help.

Hi Alex

I would suggest that you use construction grade tarps which you can get from home depo or even the regular blue tarps. You could also use our material:

I would then get a bunch (hard to have too many) of our General Purpose (Heavy Duty if you are using the heavy tarps) Grip Clips and Grip Clip Pro.

Then using the clips attach your tarps or our covering from the ground up holding and pulling the materials tight. finish with the top (this way you domes will end up waterproof and wind tight since you have shingled them. You can also use the clips to gather material so it will not flap in the wind.

Send us a photo and have fun.


Bob Gillis