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    Tarp doors on poncho tarp?

    So I need some advice. I have a East German Poncho tarp(Zeltbahn). I love the rain pattern camo and the awesome durability for bushwhacking, even though its around 1kg. It folds out to be a 5ft square, with 7ft on the diagonal. It barely covers the ends of my claytor jungle hammock. So I was going to buy so 1.3 or 1.9 ripstop silnylon 2nds to make tarp doors for the ends. I wasnt going to do anything fancy just use a rectangular peice of fabric and close off the ends like in this link http://blackgoatgear.blogspot.com/20...arp-doors.html
    except on a small diamond instead. I have some ruff measurements of what im looking for in terms of coverage.

    Has anyone seen or made any of this style doors for a small diamond tarp?

    any input appreciated. Ill post pics of the poncho over my hammock if need be

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    It seems to me like you would be better off just buying a tarp with doors. From what I can think, you would need to bring the sil to the corners, and that covers the whole poncho.

    Please correct me if there is a better way, but it looks like you're just going to be putting sil over top of your tarp.
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    I've done some custom doors on diamond tarps.


    2QZQ make the "grizz beak". Which might work for a diamond. Might not get full closure, but it'll better than nothing.
    Pretty sure blackgoat's are copies of the GB.

    7' foot is pretty short for a claytor tho, IMO. Probably too short in serious bad weather, again my opinion. The bad thing about the poncho/tarp is what do you wear when its raining? Either the hammock is getting wet or you are.

    Post your pics..we love to see gear.
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    Im looking into getting 4 yards of 1.3oz silnylon cutting it in half to make two 6ft by 5ft sections. the 5ft one is for the ridgeline coverage with 3 ft overlap each end with other two feet extending ridgeline coverage, the 6ft section would give me 3ft on each side coming down verticaly. Im just looking at how to make my summer early fall setup more weather worthy
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