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  1. Hi and thanks for the inquiry. Not a lot if any...

    Hi and thanks for the inquiry. Not a lot if any progress over most of December. I was out of the country the first week and then had work and the holidays to contend with. I though I was going to...
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    Poll: Ha Ha Your SO funny! :p :p :D I sure hope...

    Ha Ha Your SO funny! :p :p :D

    I sure hope I will be able to make it this year. Getting down to Ht/ Hood for a weekend is quite the drive...
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    Poll: Dang Bigfoot2! We all know that the Marines...

    Dang Bigfoot2! We all know that the Marines can't make a decision until the boat drops them off anyway! :p USARMY 8y
  4. FS: Do you have the actual weight? The linked page...

    Do you have the actual weight? The linked page has several different weights.
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    I would definitely contact Kyle at RSBTR, there...

    I would definitely contact Kyle at RSBTR, there is on online contact form on there web site. Because the material folds down so small it should be fairly easy and not that expensive to ship...
  6. Thanks Slugbait, I'm sure my posture sucked and...

    Thanks Slugbait, I'm sure my posture sucked and being constantly bent over looking at the foot and needle did not help. I'm not sure why my arm hurt, it did not seem to be under any strain. But...
  7. Update; last night I sewed one of the edges, got...

    Update; last night I sewed one of the edges, got the layout figured out and then sewed on the stress pannels. Now I know why everyone seems to go with triangles! Curves are hard to sew!!!! :O
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  8. OK..... That seems counter intuitive to me. ...

    OK..... That seems counter intuitive to me. Isn't the seam seal design to go on the outside? I also found the same information on RSBTR. Is the PU side (shiny side) less UV resistant?
  9. Which side is the OUT side - Membrane RSBTR

    I thought there was a thread on this but I can't seem to find it. Which side is the usual outside for a tarp? And is the shinny side the sil/pu mix and the mat side the PU? I'm about to sew the...
  10. So I started making the tarp last night and am...

    So I started making the tarp last night and am working on it today.

    Stress Point circles
    6" for the corners and edges, and 4" for the center pullouts.
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    I used a hot knife to cut the...
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    Looks like either abrasions or defects in the...

    Looks like either abrasions or defects in the silicone coating on the tarp. Unless they are deep or "open" (where you can see just fabric) they probably won't be an issue. The other possibility I...
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    SOLD: I take it, pm me PayPal info. Is it setup only...

    I take it, pm me PayPal info. Is it setup only for woppie slings or will straps work too? I just have straps.
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    FS: I take second if something falls through, nice...

    I take second if something falls through, nice setup.
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    I'm in the PNW also, and before I got quilts I...

    I'm in the PNW also, and before I got quilts I also used a Sol bivi cut along the length and hung under my setup. It had two purposes, wind block and added warmth, although I'm not sure if it really...
  15. I making my own tarp from the Membrane silpoly...

    I making my own tarp from the Membrane silpoly from Ripstop. But its going to be a lot bigger then the monster, 14' x 15' three sections wide and 14' at the ridge line. Similar in layout to the...
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    I'm interested, first half of December or early...

    I'm interested, first half of December or early January would probably work for me. But work always makes it hard to plan more than a week or two in advance..
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    Any of you BC'ers still active? I think some of...

    Any of you BC'ers still active? I think some of us Washington'ers would still lover to get up north and do a hang!
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    Just talking about the rope and knots, I think...

    Just talking about the rope and knots, I think it would hold if your using a strong enough line. But I don't think the two small loops could be sliding loops like the large loop. I think the would...
  19. Thread: Ground mat

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    I use the contractor trash bag, but I cut it open...

    I use the contractor trash bag, but I cut it open on the side and bottom to make a larger square. Two issues you have to be careful about; 1) The down side of the trash bag tends to get very...
  20. I'm still interested, any thoughts on next...

    I'm still interested, any thoughts on next weekend?
  21. So after going over several designs and building...

    So after going over several designs and building models, I am going to go with a square tarp, actually not quite square, about 14' x 15'. With the ridge line being 14' and the width three sections...
  22. Montexan, I don't know if you use it, but I...

    Montexan,

    I don't know if you use it, but I started a thread over on NWHikers.net. (LINK)


    Long story short, it is accessible either by foot / bike or by car WITH a general Access pass from...
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    Poll: Feb would be better for me too, but I never know...

    Feb would be better for me too, but I never know that far out if I'll be working or not. I really hope I can make it this year.
  24. I am working on getting directions and info to...

    I am working on getting directions and info to access the Norwegian Memorial beach. So if that works out I would like to do that. I really loved that beach and there are a tone of great sites. The...
  25. Thanks CamoDeafie82, I like the idea of the...

    Thanks CamoDeafie82,

    I like the idea of the porch mode, I do that a lot with my current tarp. I'll draw out some of your ideas and see how they fold up. I really like doing the models, it is a...
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    Well I already got the Membrane material so I'll...

    Well I already got the Membrane material so I'll be going with that... :) As for rain, I would expect about half the use to be in Heavy blowing rain and half in wet heavy snow. The PNW does not...
  27. Washington Coast Hang before Thanksgiving.

    I am planning a trip to the coast before Thanksgiving, probably the 20th to the 23rd of November. Destination? Shi Shi or Norwegian Memorial beach through the back door. Both are great beaches...
  28. Working with a model of the tarp, it seems that...

    Working with a model of the tarp, it seems that if I fill in the gaps at the ends of the tarp the drops and the doors don't line up. I either have to sew them so they only work in the "closed...
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    I ended up going with the Membrane .90 sil/poly. ...

    I ended up going with the Membrane .90 sil/poly. I got 15 yards and all the hardware I should need. I have a new thread over in DIY (...
  30. I'm working long nights right now so I just...

    I'm working long nights right now so I just haven't had any time to respond.

    Winter tarp only, I have a HG CF tarp that I love, its just not wide enough for cold winter months. Originally I was...
  31. First Build, Winter Super Tarp, Lots of Questions!

    I just order 15 Yards of MEMBRANE silpoly in Khaki from Ripstopbytheroll.com along with everything else I will need to build this tarp. (at least I hope!)

    I have many questions and I am sure I...
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    Thanks Kyle, it was probably my computer, script...

    Thanks Kyle, it was probably my computer, script blocker has a habit of killing pop up windows before they happen. But then that is what it is designed for. Thanks again, and get busy on those...
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    Not sure why or if the promotion has stopped but...

    Not sure why or if the promotion has stopped but I just ordered everything for my Tarp including thread, but it charged me the $3.60 for it? Did I do it wrong? Anyway looking forward to the fabric...
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    I'd be very interested in knowing how these turn...

    I'd be very interested in knowing how these turn out. Simple drawings or photos would be great. I am looking to build a winter tarp for NASTY rain/snow and wind and with out getting into a really...
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    Kyel do you have an estimated weight rating for...

    Kyel do you have an estimated weight rating for the 1.6 HyperD XL? And it would be nice for the 2.2 also, although this material seems very strong. I would also like to know what the weight rating...
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    Thanks hk2001, I'm currently looking at RSBTR...

    Thanks hk2001, I'm currently looking at RSBTR for a big winter tarp. Have you done any testing of the new Membrain fabric? It looks like a great tarp material, but I haven't found any test results...
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    One thing to remember about CF is the max width...

    One thing to remember about CF is the max width is only 54", about 52" when edged and seamed. So your 10' tarp will only be about 8' 6" wide. Unless you have a third piece used which will increase...
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    Material for new winter tarp?

    Hi all, I am going to build a new winter tarp, it will be a BIG tarp, so weight is an issue, but waterproofness is a real issue too.

    Originally I was looking at Cuben Fiber, But to get the size...
  39. FS: I'll take the caternary cut tarp. Pm me your...

    I'll take the caternary cut tarp. Pm me your info and I'll send you the shipping address
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    FS/FT: 12' by? 10' or wider? Interested but looking...

    12' by? 10' or wider? Interested but looking for a winter tarp.
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    Poll: I just did the Devils Loop (Devils Dome Loop)...

    I just did the Devils Loop (Devils Dome Loop) hike the first weekend of October, Friday to Monday - 43 miles. It was a great trip, even had a dusting of snow on Saturday morning. I will be doing...
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    Poll: Some notes on the weather. Last year was a...

    Some notes on the weather. Last year was a "normal" year in Washington for precipitation, it just was not cold enough for it to come as snow. The long term forecast for this winter are calling for...
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    FS: I'll take one, if any are left......

    I'll take one, if any are left......
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    Hi Playapixie, I don't know of a list, but I...

    Hi Playapixie, I don't know of a list, but I hike a fair amount and like you can usually tell if an area is going to work or not. You can also try NWHiker.net lots of good information there and...
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    FS: Is this the set up in the pictures or just the...

    Is this the set up in the pictures or just the quilt and poles? (and rope)

    I don't follow the the listing, thanks.
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    FS: I'll take it, pm me your info and I'll post the...

    I'll take it, pm me your info and I'll post the funds tonight. Just got off work and crashing fast!
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    I'm also thinking about doing the JMT this year,...

    I'm also thinking about doing the JMT this year, probably early June if I can get away from work. No permit so I'll be trying my luck at Tuolumne Meadows, 10 per day on a first come first serve...
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    SOLD: Dang I want this! PM in bound.

    Dang I want this! PM in bound.
  49. FS: Is this a "standard w/ doors? Or no doors?

    Is this a "standard w/ doors? Or no doors?
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    Hi ripstop, do you know when you'll get more .51...

    Hi ripstop, do you know when you'll get more .51 CF in stock? I'm thinking about building a big winter tarp.


    Wolfman
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