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    WTB: Good advice. I might build a prototype first. I...

    Good advice. I might build a prototype first. I think, for now, I'm going to take my current tarp and use it like I always have: laid over me on the ground, as a tent footprint, or over the tarp....
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    WTB: I like the suggestions guys. My concern is that...

    I like the suggestions guys. My concern is that the overall weight with this design, being already a bit heavy, would gain even more weight with a separate bug tent. Recognizing this, I think a...
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    WTB: I would love to have a vendor do this for me but...

    I would love to have a vendor do this for me but I am not having a lot of luck. Not many of them are even working with the material I want. I'll keep looking. I've resorted to this forum buy sell...
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    WTB: Need a tarp made. Anyone wanna?

    I can get all the materials together and shoot you a design. You would be sewing 70d PU coated ripstop nylon into a hex with doors, and bug net. Not having much like finding someone to make it, and I...
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    Well it's a tent when I need it to be. I don't...

    Well it's a tent when I need it to be. I don't always have two trees around but I prefer the hammock. I had another thread on the project that helped me get the design solidified. Still looking for...
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    Thanks for the fast reply. My current 8x10 poly...

    Thanks for the fast reply. My current 8x10 poly tarp is something like 3.8lbs. Hoping my design is either lighter or the same weight for a larger area. I'll have to do the math on it. To give you an...
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    My Grandma has a sewing machine but she said it's...

    My Grandma has a sewing machine but she said it's broken and she doesn't know what or where. I can look at it later. If I can't get it figured out, I may need someone else to fashion something up for...
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    Ya I figured it would weigh more than that. I...

    Ya I figured it would weigh more than that.

    I know poly tarps aren't light but they may be my only choice, I have one now. I'd love to get something lighter but the rainproofing and durability are...
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    Second opinion on this poly tarp

    I'm about to start getting stuff together for a custom poly tarp and came across this one http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=4050003

    The weight is listed as 105g but I am...
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    Thanks for clearing that up. I have a brown one...

    Thanks for clearing that up. I have a brown one that is silver on the other side.
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    Im looking into making something like this.Thanks...

    Im looking into making something like this.Thanks for the concise writeup. Why did you sew two sheets together?

    Muahahaha zombie thread cannot die.
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    I guess I need to clear a few things up. Seems I...

    I guess I need to clear a few things up. Seems I have been making decisions in real life and not reflecting them in my posts.

    First off, forget the concrete thing. I know pitching on it is not...
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    Anyone? I find it hard to believe that no one out...

    Anyone? I find it hard to believe that no one out there is willing to make this design and get paid for it. I need a custom camo cuben tarp. Can anyone be of any further help?
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    I need a custom piece done and diy isnt a...

    I need a custom piece done and diy isnt a possibility for me. I live outside full time so this is important to have. Also i want the lightest thing i can grt. I can't afford a second tarp later, I'm...
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    Camo cuben tarps

    What companies use this material? I talked to Adam about a custom tarp but he is full up until summer and I cant find anyone else. Reaaaally need to get my tarp made.
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    I'm also looking for a cuben camo with doors, but...

    I'm also looking for a cuben camo with doors, but a little more customized. Someone!
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    Is anyone else on this forum making tarps? I...

    Is anyone else on this forum making tarps? I can't get anyone to make me one for some reason. Anyone interested in this project?
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    I'd love to do that, but I can't stand biting...

    I'd love to do that, but I can't stand biting insects when they come. I know there is a thing called bug spray for that, but I refuse to coat myself or my stuff in poison. I wish I could learn to...
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    We are talking about a tarp for a hammock that is...

    We are talking about a tarp for a hammock that is able to convert into a full enclosure tent. I know the length is going to have to be long for the hammock, which is fine. I envision using the...
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    I'd love to call him, but I don't have a phone....

    I'd love to call him, but I don't have a phone. I'll email again.

    I found a resource online through a librarian for determining ideal width. If I pitch the tarp at a 50 degree angle, I would have...
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    Ya I don't know why John isn't replying. We...

    Ya I don't know why John isn't replying. We talked back and forth for a bit but then I stopped getting reply's to my emails. I sent a few before I gave up. Having the same issue with EOS. My design...
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    I sent my design to BPWD but haven't heard from...

    I sent my design to BPWD but haven't heard from him. Not sure why. He hasn't responded to my checking in either.

    The tarp I have in mind is...
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    I think the integrated bug net door may be the...

    I think the integrated bug net door may be the best option for me to save weight and still have functionality.

    The bathtub floor is good for me so that the tarp, while in tent mode, would be...
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    I have also seen tarps with doors attached. I did...

    I have also seen tarps with doors attached. I did not know this would be an issue but I see how it could be now. Can you think of a way that this may work?
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    Sounds good. I think at this point I will just...

    Sounds good. I think at this point I will just settle on the hammock as my bug protection, until I can get more funds for anything else I may need.

    After thinking long and hard about this, I...
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    This has been my main concern with Bivouc setups....

    This has been my main concern with Bivouc setups. I do need some living space if I am in a tent. Staying overnight in questionable areas means a risk of having stuff stolen. If I have to defend my...
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    Well these are good questions, thanks for asking....

    Well these are good questions, thanks for asking. If 1# BPWD is as light as I can get then that's good to know. My goal is to go as light as I can with everything I have.

    I live outside full time....
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    Thanks everyone. These are all great suggestions....

    Thanks everyone. These are all great suggestions. Like any good question, it has led to more questions.

    Tendertoe- Thanks for posting this video, it really helps me see what I am talking about. I...
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    Tarp as tent

    Hey guys, first post. How's it going?

    I am trying to cut down my pack weight and still need an effective tarp. I like Hammock camping but also enjoy tents. I have both but want to combine some...
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