Last edited by uncle_ray_ray; 01-24-2012 at 02:06.
Well I'm really excited to see it. Its a really cool design. Best of luck.
Perhaps you could design one of the doors to be detachable and work as a pack cover? It'd help save a few ounces, since one item now does two things.
Can't wait to begin putting it all together. Pictures will follow, once I begin the process.
Last edited by uncle_ray_ray; 01-26-2012 at 13:47.
Final design,(hopefully), these measurements were a compromise; for an additioanl 3 ozs. I've gained a bit more tarp space. Decided to go ahead and sew this up and if I decide to put doors on it, it will be after I test it out to see if they will benefit the overall project. (Doors will also be detachable)
All comments and thoughts are welcomed.
Something that might be worth doing is leaving a smallish portion of the reinforcement triangles unsewn towards the center of their long seam. Hennessy does this with their hex tarp, and it makes a nice "pocket" to stuff the guylines into to help avoid tangling.
If you want, I can post a photo of what I'm talking about.
That's a nice looking tarp! 2 stakes, light weight, ample coverage for 3 season backpacking. Looks like you are in business!
The design, as it is now, should give you about 1' overhang at head and foot when you lay on the diagonal. That should be plenty, but if you cat cut your edges you may lose some needed coverage. Cat cutters beware.
Please post pics of your finished tarp.
" . . . there's no easy trail to Cache Lake, for it is protected by distance, mile after forgotten mile of woods and water, and it is still clean and clear and safe from civilization." John J Rowlands from Cache Lake Country