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  1. #11
    MrClean417's Avatar
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    Somewhere near Parkville, MO
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    Warbonnet Superfly
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    You can use Cardboard for a tarp if you like....


    Little hard getting it into the snakeskin though.
    From Somewhere near Parkville, Mo
    William Crane
    aka MrClean
    Everything you need to know about Hammocks in vids and reading:
    Hammock in 3 minutes D. Hansen - It really is this easy to make a hammock
    Shug's Hammock Newbies videos - Takes you buy the hand and shows you in video
    The Ultimate Hang D. Hansen - now read about everything
    JustJeff's Hammock tutorial - more reference
    TableclothFactoryBlanks - shorter lengths available on sidebar
    The TurtleDog Stand thread - Hang anywhere.

  2. #12
    Senior Member Law Dawg (ret)'s Avatar
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    Left Coast
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    WBBB XLC 1.1 dbl/ Traveler 1.1 dbl
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shane View Post
    If it keeps you dry, it's a good tarp.
    S
    William Strunk would be so proud. Well said!

    Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not that the writer make all his sentences short, or that he avoid detail and treat his subjects only in outline, but that every word tell. William Strunk
    Mark is the name and If there is more than one way to understand what I just said....I meant the good one.

    Earth First! We'll dirt bike ride the other planets later.

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    You can get a 8x10 poly tarp from lowes for about $9.
    Just glue a couple of tieouts to the sides.

    Mcnett Aquaseal glue will glue mostly anything and I think that would work.
    Nasty stuff to work with though.
    Have not tried it on poly either.

  4. #14
    Senior Member thekalimist's Avatar
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    atlanta, ga
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    BMBH, GT single para
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    WB mamajamba
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    whoopie>togg>strap
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    i just used the grommets but that might have been a contributing factor to the anti-taughtness of it all.
    ...in it for pics.

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    Senior Member G.L.P.'s Avatar
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    Schuylkill Co. PA
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    DIY,WBBB,DutchBridge
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    Cuben,Superfly
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    my first tarp was a blue poly tarp.... and i don't miss it LOL
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

  6. #16
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    Merritt Island, Fla.
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    Cuban Baby !!
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    A 9'x11' blue poly ... did the trick
    "The wise man questions others wisdom because he questions his own, the foolish man because it is different from his own." Leo Stein

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    Member Matt65's Avatar
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    Pinhoti Trail, Alabama
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    DIY Winter Tarp
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    I used a regular blue tarp from WalMart until I got the sil nylon poncho I use now for $25. I would love to buy a Superfly, but the cost is a bit much to justify for the weather I camp/hike in.

  8. #18
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    Incline Village NV
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    I bought the super fly for one purpose. Anything can happen in the sierras (or the sierra valley) in the summer and I like the extra coverage mostly for changing my clothes.

    Before I go that I used a camouflage tarp from harbor freight. I would still be using it but my dad absconded it to cover our fire wood for the winter.
    I blame all grammatical errors on the iPhone

    See my Completed DIY's
    Karo Under Quilt Adventure

    DIY Mummy UQ (a how to)

    Full Time since Dec '11

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    Senior Member KerMegan's Avatar
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    A word on the no-sew option- the heat bonded attachments is not generally intended for areas of high stress- most of them are for hems on skirts/dresses, where all they hold up is the weight of the fabric, and even then they do fail over time.
    KM (who uses them to hold down appliqués for attachment stitches)

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