Well I took the 300 dollar gamble to see what would happen if i custom camoed my hammock gear cuban fiber tarp. The results can be seen in the missouri hang 4 trip report. Ramen shamen has a picture that shows how well it blends,and Digitizer 101 has 3 views in his video.
The method that i used was to cut open permanent markers,marksalot is the brand that gives you the most ink per marker,cut the plastic that holds the inner materials soaked in ink,you now have your color to apply.
If someone would care to move the pictures here for me that would be considered a big help to me,thanks in advance.
you can get a varied degree of colors from just one marker,dark when its fresh ,down to a transparent haze when drier.
So far its holding on to the tarp,but if it last one season,I would be happy as it costs about 6 bucks a side to do.
In the pics you see a different pattern on each side ,so i can face the apropriate to the background colors, toward potential traffic to the hang spot.
The transparent nature of cuban as a whole unit is a sight picked out anywhere,but the transparancy works well in the pattern as the trees behind you show up as trunks in the pattern,see ramen shamens photo,for example of this.
I could have done the tie dye just as easily ,but wanted to work the fading color into the pattern.
I like it ,it does not stick even after being stuffed in a bishop bag for a month.
I didnt post when it was finished ,so if in time it would present a problem ,it would be my loss on the tarp.
Five outings,and quite a while in the stuff position, i offer no complaints as to the ability of this mod to work. Nothing ventured ,nothing gained.
Last edited by hairbear; 03-12-2013 at 18:49..