When using this shelter in
snow conditions, I tend to attach a small extra tarp sheet on one side of the front to form an annex and reduce the spindrift that enters from that side. This also works well, but requires careful attachment to make a good seal and is prone to coming apart in strong wind.
The first time I travelled to the Norwegian Arctic in Winter I was hit by repeated thaw/freeze conditions which effectively turned this cotton tarp into a stiff unmanageable sheet of ice and canvas and
adding considerably to the flight weight on the return journey. This prompted¬ me to use a poly builders tarp on my next trip which was so cheap that I didn't even bother flying back with it, donating it to a local camping centre in Jokkmokk instead.
The background was set then for me starting to think about ways to improve this basic set up and after experimenting with some scissors, a sheet of paper and
a roll of Sellotape I was ready to make this extended version of my Winter shelter that I tried out for the first time at a small meet in the Peak District.