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    Owl's Fortress of Solitude!

    So, got my HH Hex tarp back from 2QZQ this past weekend, and finally got a chance to take it out and do a quick hang of it to see what it looked like.

    Basically nothing special. HH Hex 70D poly coated tarp to begin with. Asked Tim & Donna to add doors...nothing new, they do this all the time. Same with the pole pockets.

    But, me being me...I wanted a tarp that's pretty much bombproof. So after giving it some thought, I asked them to add on velcro to the doors, so that I could pretty much seal each end off completely in high winds/rain/snow.

    It came out GREAT. The ends seal very well, with just a slight gap for the hammock suspension to go through. I forgot some extra cordage to tie down the end doors with, so had Weasel hold them closed for the pics.

    The doors roll up and 'hide away' when not in use...and...the whole thing STILL fits into the HH snakeskins.



    This is it. With the Mod #4 on my explorer, I'm very satisfied with my gear. Four seasons should be no problem at this point. Had no issues in Jan at 22deg F with some pretty strong winds...and with these doors on, I should be good for much lower.

    Very happy with this!
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    Very nice!!!!! I likey!!!!
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    Very nice looking ! Those two do some fine work - Congrats!
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    Hey Owl...glad you like!! I do have a question. In hindsight...I'm thinking it would have been fine to use 1/2" velcro instead of the 5/8". I needed to put a wider edging on the door to sew the velcro onto. With the 1/2", I could use edging just a tad bit wider than the rest of the edging. What do you think? We might consider offering sewn on velcro as an option. ZQ
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    Sounds like a good idea, and I have to admit I was surprised not to see something like this already available. I like how you put the velcro on so it overlaps to close. I was thinking about the velcro being on the inside edging on both doors. It might have been easier to close, but it wouldnt have created as giod of a seal against wind/rain. Thanks again for another awesome mod!

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    That's pretty sweet, Owl.
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    really like how the doors seal up... very cool
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    It looks great

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    Looks nice, how big a porch can that thing create if you tie both doors up on one side??

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    That is a really nice looking setup.
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