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    OlTrailDog's Avatar
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    Outstanding job dykayaker on your work with SLD on coming up with a great tarp alternative. It is my understanding from reading a number of threads that Jared does outstanding work and is easy to work with. So, this is actually a different custom tarp than Jared's production model Winter tarp. Good thing to know, because one thing I was considering while I was out camping this last weekend was how limited the space was beneath the Zpacks CF tarp. My thoughts were that it was great for minimizing weight and economy of size, which are Luke's primary objectives, but if it was a rainy day it would be nice to have a bit more room to while away the time under a commodious tarp. I even thought about packing a small silpoly tarp for cooking and hanging out under during inclement conditions. When I was backpacking up in Canada the rule of thumb was aways having an additional tarp because you are going to need/enjoy it when it starts to rain.

    I really wish I could be more forthcoming about what I have been up to. It has been a challenge to keep my enthusiasm at bay. Frankly, I am not overly optimistic about the new design being commercially adopted largely due to the expense and time it takes to make a 90* hammock when all most vendors have to do is roll out a rectangle of fabric and cinch the ends together...voile'...a hammock. We will see, in due time. However, no matter what the outcome is, I think you will find the idea easy to do and worthwhile.

    PS: I called the set up in the above pictures with the truck my "Walmart mode" meaning all you need is a single tree or pole to back up to and you have a hanging spot. Sort of like the summer travelers availing themselves to Walmart parking lots during the summer travel season.

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    "Walmart mode". Love it! Mogollon Monster and I had an interesting trip in Cali to a state park near San Diego. Here's the link. Not sure what you'd call this.
    https://youtu.be/XhxzAZaBzfw

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    Quote Originally Posted by OlTrailDog View Post
    You might consider purchasing one of Luke's bargain bin Alpha hammocks. it is only around $53 plus shipping. It doesn't have a pad pocket or net, but it could let you try it out before committing to the Gamma UL. At a minimum it would make a great lightweight siesta hammock for the back yard or travel.
    Link please

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    Quote Originally Posted by DivaB View Post
    Link please
    Luke's website, hammocktent.com bargain icon or try this link
    http://www.hammocktent.com/en/pages/bargain_bin

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhkayaker View Post
    "Walmart mode". Love it! Mogollon Monster and I had an interesting trip in Cali to a state park near San Diego. Here's the link. Not sure what you'd call this.
    https://youtu.be/XhxzAZaBzfw
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