I think Brian's winter tarp has the ability @ oes and 2QZQ do the mods on tarps with doors to make is possible
http://smartoutdoors.webs.com/ elephant trunks, tarp keys and crosses
I have a Wilderness Logics Oldman Winter with pics here,,and you can do anything with the doors you want from folding them back on the inside or out, you can hang it wide open on one side or both with your hiking poles, you can partially shut the doors and completely close them, you can hang it all the way down to the ground or higher for more air flow. You can do the same with a 10' x 12' silnylon OES as I have one of those as well,,pics of both are here.
I really like the versatility of both tarps, the Wilderness Logics green tarp is 5 ozs lighter, love it,
The choices in tarp dimensions, shapes, materials and cost is almost endless. Then again there is no right or wrong answer only what works best for youu and your specific needs. I know, not very helpful.
Last edited by BrianWillan; 09-23-2011 at 21:36.
Just my $0.02 worth.
@Brian: yeah, that's true - I think I'll just plan to buy my first tarp (whatever that ends up being because ****, are there ever options!) with the options of folding over the ends to close 'em off a bit. Just cheaper that way for now.
I just got my sewing machine fixed, so I'm going to see if I can snag some materials online and get building! I'm thinking that I'll make a gear hammock first (practice with scraps on a smaller scale in case I mess up), then a tarp and maybe even a hammock if all goes well. Fingers crossed! I'll take pictures.
@bodhran4me: glad you caught that
Red I was thinking the same thing. I'd prefer to roll the tarp doors up when not in use rather than have them flapping around in the breeze. Having recently purchased a cuben fiber tarp with doors from zpacks.com - I forwarded your post to Joe at ZPacks and asked if he could fix mine up that way. He said he'd be happy to install the toggles on my new tarp for me.
Great minds think alike - sky
Last edited by skyclad; 09-25-2011 at 12:53.
"The power of the imagination makes us infinite."