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    Good work!

    Just got my tarp purchased from our own sclittlefield.

    http://backwoodsdaydreamer.webs.com/

    Very nicely made from what feels like quality silnylon. I got the 11x10 Hex, although he says this one is more like 11x11. I haven't measured it. Weight was as quoted at 14 oz. He says he is not going to market these heavily but if you are looking for a lower cost alternative and to support another one of friends on the forum I would certainly give my recommendation.
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    Kanguru, I second you on his work!! I got mine a few weeks back and used it last weekend (cat-cut version). It poured almost all night long. Bone dry in the AM and that was a fantastic feeling. He does some darn good work. This was honestly one of the few online custom purchases that I am 100% satisfied and amazed with.

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    I'm going to third this. I got one of his extended tarps a few weeks ago. I've only had the chance to use it once but it rained that night and the tarp was great!

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    Good looking tarps. I would love to have one that I can fold the doors in on. How do all y'all keep that many guy lines in order? Mine always seem to be in a huge mess when my tarp comes out of my stuff sack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john30563 View Post
    Good looking tarps. I would love to have one that I can fold the doors in on. How do all y'all keep that many guy lines in order? Mine always seem to be in a huge mess when my tarp comes out of my stuff sack.
    I tie mine up in a "hank" like an extension cord as I am taking it down. Takes only a few seconds each. Ed Speer sells some "no tangle' line. I haven't tried it...the line that the Jacks sell is pretty tangle friendly. Their self tensioning lines sets are nice. I have seen guys with tarps that have sewn short lengths of velcro at the corners for binding up the lines after winding around their hands into a "hank". In fact I may try the velcro corners myself on this one. And finally I have seen small mesh bags with velcro closures sewn into corners. IMHO it is about as fast to hank them as it is to fiddle with the other techniques. Especially with cold hands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poker88 View Post
    I'm going to third this. I got one of his extended tarps a few weeks ago. I've only had the chance to use it once but it rained that night and the tarp was great!
    I think that extended 11x10 would be really nice for bad weather.
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    Hey everyone, thanks very much for the kind words. I can't tell you how encouraging you are.

    The tarps have gone through a couple slight modifications over the past month. They now sport D-rings on all tie-outs with heavier nylon webbing loops. There are a couple possible additions coming soon that have been inspired by customer questions.

    The Backwoods Daydreamer website is still a long way from completion so don't hesitate to ask any and all questions either here or in email.

    Thanks,
    Scott
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    Quote Originally Posted by john30563 View Post
    Good looking tarps. I would love to have one that I can fold the doors in on. How do all y'all keep that many guy lines in order? Mine always seem to be in a huge mess when my tarp comes out of my stuff sack.
    I don't have a Backwoods Daydreamer tarp yet, but on my current OES tarp I just wind the guylines around the grosgain, between the d-ring and the tarp material. It only takes a few seconds and keeps them from getting tangled up. It is also very easy and quick to unwind them.

    Dg

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    I just wrapped my lines around my hand and then tied that off. No big deal to do even with the lines soaked. I have an 11x10 version and it has 2 ridge tieouts an 4 tieouts per side for a total of 10. The flexibility for closing off the ends was priceless. It takes some trial and error to get the best height when closing the ends, but that will be a mute point with practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by damngoat View Post
    I don't have a Backwoods Daydreamer tarp yet, but on my current OES tarp I just wind the guylines around the grosgain, between the d-ring and the tarp material. It only takes a few seconds and keeps them from getting tangled up. It is also very easy and quick to unwind them.

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    Wow...I like that...Thanks for the good idea! That should work really well with Scotts tarp since the d-rings are on webbing about 1 1/2 inches long. Would be really easy to sew some velcro on there too.
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