my second burn this year, and 1st time in tent, with shade structure to build ! and after reading a lot of posts on here, im gonna go with something similar to what you suggest as a shade (i will be shading 2 kodiak tents, area will be approx 20x40ft).
just a couple of questions,
1) ive seen the 3 ply silver on silver tarp and i am gonna buy that, (cant afford aluminet)
but do you ever have to add vents or slits to the tarp? is there not a danger of it catching in high wind like a sail ?
I was only going to use as a ceiling tarp with cheaper shade cloth/netting on the side walls too.
2) you say the conduit frame you build uses no rebar to stake it down, is it just the weight of the structure on the footpads that keeps it from taking off in high winds? or am i missing something, id be keen to replicate, and would rather not damage the playa with rebar or stakes.
appreciate any help or advice, thanks !