Hi I joined not to long ago and have decided to upgrade my setup with a DIY setup which I plan on making. After carefully reading doing as much research as I can, watching shug's videos, going to cottage company websites I have chosen the following to make.
I live in Wisconsin and the majority or use will be 3 season at or near wi. May I add I have been in storms where my MSR tent (fully staked) roof is 1-1.5 feet off the ground due to wind and dust which is wet is coming thru the screening FYI this is a general weather condition in the Spring summer fall winter. This is not cali so I looking for advice based on those conditions
Some of the area have a weird verity of trees so I have decided to go with tree straps with the Dutch gear and my own whooping lines.
-whooping line/ ridge line
do you guys like armsteel or dynaglide? I think thse are the names
-a tarps (looking on advice for material as well as design)
what material is the best for a light and somewhat sturdy tarp?
I am looking at codura bran 1.1 silicon or DIY 1.6 silicon, has anyone seen a noticeable strength difference with the cordua brand vs Chinese?
what about 1.1 vs 1.6?
what about design I like the shug winter tarp which I believe is based off the DIY winter tarp. Is this the best winter door design?
Velcro doors or not?
On this I am going with either 1.1 or 1.6 untreated but based on the fact I weight 185lbs will 1.1 work with good safety?
What about size? I am 5,7 and comfort is my goal here.
I will use the thinnest and lightest I can get does anyone have a exact brand that proves the best?