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    Quote Originally Posted by Cralls View Post
    So then, are there any suggestions to prolonging the life of the tarps?
    long distance hiking puts wear and tear on all gear. inspect it regularly and make repairs early in small damage so to not get worse. carry polyester tread and a needle. my hiking pants took the worst of it. pack second, then hammock, tarp last.
    "Tenting is equivalent to a bum crawling into a cardboard box, hammocking is an art" KK

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    Always remove footwear

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bradley View Post
    Always remove footwear

    yep, and sharp objects from pockets
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cralls View Post
    So then, are there any suggestions to prolonging the life of the tarps?
    Minimize the amount of time it's exposed to direct sunlight.

    Try not to pitch under branches that will fall on it.

    Don't stab it or allow it to be stabbed with pointy things.

    That's about all I can think of.

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    shake out the dust each morning before packing; might want to sink wash, rinse and hang dry every other month, just to keep the body oil accumulation to a minimum...ditto for your other sleeping gear; dirty gear loses loft...(just a thought) KM

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    Thought you might like this....http://www.walkingtheamazon.com/

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    Enjoy!
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