Page 4 of 7 FirstFirst ... 23456 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 65
  1. #31
    sclittlefield's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Northern woods of Maine
    Hammock
    It's a Secret.
    Tarp
    BWDD Winter Dream
    Insulation
    Crowsnest
    Suspension
    Slings
    Posts
    1,437
    Images
    95
    Quote Originally Posted by MadWolf View Post
    On the dwg, are the dimensions finished or rough (before seems). Just curious if I should add for seems...
    Those are my raw dimensions. But the best news is, it doesn't really matter - a little shorter, a little longer, a little wider, a little narrower, and it all still works so long as you stick pretty close to the plans.

    I usually just take the full width of the sil fabric I'm using and improvise from there.


    Quote Originally Posted by gmcpcs View Post
    Thanks for taking the time to post your drawings and plans. They are very helpful for us DIY beginner types
    You're very welcome. I'm glad they're useful and are being used.
    DIY Gear Supply - Your source for DIY outdoor gear.

  2. #32
    Member MadWolf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Mebane, NC
    Hammock
    ENO DN
    Tarp
    WB Superfly
    Insulation
    DIY Climashield UQ
    Suspension
    Whoopies /straps
    Posts
    63
    Images
    3
    Thanks for the info and thanks for the plans. Looking forward to getting into this project.

  3. #33
    doogie's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Birdsboro, PA
    Hammock
    DIY gathered end
    Tarp
    DIY hex or winter
    Insulation
    WL 3/4 UQ, DIY TQ
    Suspension
    Speed Hooks
    Posts
    1,142
    Images
    127

    I'm practicing my flat felled seams

    My tarp making supply package should arrive today from Scott. Time to clear some space in the basement for tarp cutting. I think I've decided on the Hex tarp with a slight variation of making the side start at 28" instead of 30" to give a little more coverage. I'll try to remember to take photos.

  4. #34
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Bellevue, WA
    Posts
    20
    I’m going to be making the Winter Tarp and was wondering if I could get recommendations on type, length and size of ridgelines and tie-outs / guy lines (Lash-It, Zing-it, Dyneema or Amsteel)? I’m sure most of it is personal preference but not having never owned or pitched a tarp before I’d like to have a starting point. My plan is to order everything from DIY Gear Supply so I'd like to keep it to what they have available.

    Thanks!

    Oh, and a big thanks to Scott for posting the plans.
    Last edited by wedenj; 06-15-2012 at 17:50. Reason: saying thanks to Scott

  5. #35
    Senior Member Oper8or's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    East Tennessee
    Hammock
    Grand Trunk
    Tarp
    Kelty Noad 12
    Insulation
    Sleeping Bag
    Suspension
    Whoopies-N-Straps
    Posts
    308
    Images
    23
    Okay, this may be a dumb question but where is a good place to buy the mats for a DIY tarp and what is a good material to use (not expensive).

  6. #36
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Tasmania, Australia
    Posts
    52
    Quote Originally Posted by Oper8or View Post
    Okay, this may be a dumb question but where is a good place to buy the mats for a DIY tarp and what is a good material to use (not expensive).
    Check out the link right above your post. Silnylon is a good starting point, the 2nds is perfect for it.

  7. #37
    doogie's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Birdsboro, PA
    Hammock
    DIY gathered end
    Tarp
    DIY hex or winter
    Insulation
    WL 3/4 UQ, DIY TQ
    Suspension
    Speed Hooks
    Posts
    1,142
    Images
    127
    Quote Originally Posted by Oper8or View Post
    Okay, this may be a dumb question but where is a good place to buy the mats for a DIY tarp and what is a good material to use (not expensive).
    As mentioned earlier DIY Gear Supply has everything you would need at the best prices I have seen. I am in the process of making a hex tarp from the plans that Scott (aka - sclittlefield) has on his site and the start of this thread, with some variations taken from other tarp plans.

    The navy silnylon 2nds that I got had one flaw about 6" long and an inch wide where there was a little extra silicon blotch (which happened to land in a scrap triangle for me), but wouldn't have been a big deal if it was in the middle of the tarp.

  8. #38
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Fort worth,TX
    Posts
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by sclittlefield View Post
    I'm sorry for such a long delay, but I've finally gotten a spare moment to put a few of Backwoods Daydreamer's old tarp designs into single-sheet DIY Guide formats. We've got the Three Season Hex design, the Winter Dream, and the UL Asym.

    You can also find them online here: Tarps.


    Was thinking of using 30d Ripstop Nylon, Metalized reflective coating. Anyone done this? Or would it get too hot.

    I was thinking that using the reflective side may help stay cool in the summer camps and warm in winter.

    Also, what would be the best size or style. I am 5' 11".

    Thanks guys..

  9. #39
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
    Hammock
    GT-UL
    Tarp
    DIY Hex
    Insulation
    DIY Down UQ
    Suspension
    DIY whoopies
    Posts
    21

    Catenary for ridgeline?

    I've seen several hammock designs that recommend putting a catenary curve in the ridgeline of the tarp (not just the edges). Is this something that you would recommend doing for the hex tarp design? I realize that it makes the design a bit more complicated but was curious of people's thoughts/opinions.

    Thanks,
    Phil

    Example of tarp with ridgeline catenary:
    Image

    Discussion on thru-hiker

  10. #40
    Member Laochri's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Aurora, Co.
    Hammock
    DIY 1.1 Ripstop Nylon Gathered End
    Tarp
    DIY Cat-Cut Hex
    Insulation
    SnowLion/Incubator
    Suspension
    LineLocker/Whoopie
    Posts
    61
    It looks like, to me, that the middle tie-out is pulled tight. There are wrinkles along those axis (marked is yellow). This would cause the ridge-line to sag a little. I have had this happen with a common blue tarp. It could be cat-cut though, I'm just stating my observations.
    See You In The Trees
    & Keep It Hanging

    http://www.youtube.com/user/Laochri?feature=watch

Similar Threads

  1. tarp designs and pitching time
    By JDA in forum Weather Protection
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 12-23-2012, 17:42
  2. Bear paw designs tarp
    By Paul webster in forum Weather Protection
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-14-2011, 22:03
  3. Intregal Designs Tarp
    By SC_Dave in forum Weather Protection
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 07-27-2011, 19:35
  4. FS Integral Designs Poncho Tarp
    By millergear in forum [SOLD/WITHDRAWN] Items no longer available
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-07-2011, 17:01
  5. Mountain Laurel Designs Hex Tarp
    By dbriggs9 in forum Weather Protection
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-18-2009, 21:31

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •