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    Tarp Question from New Guy

    New to this site and to hammocks, but not new to outdoors. I've had a few expeditions with my Eno Double Nest. I'm buying a single nest for my 12 year old Boy Scout who is also an experienced outdoorsmen but new to hammocks. Please forgive me if this is a dumb question but would this make a good tarp:

    http://www.agriculturesolutions.com/...per-sq.ft.html

    I'm thinking 12' by 12'. We are outdoors all year long (Michigan) and camp rustic (we normally forgo campgrounds).

    Thank you.
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    Search the forums here for member WV's cuben manifesto. (I think that's what it was called. He did some experimenting with 6 mil plastic.
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    Oh yeah, welcome to the obsession!
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    its only 6 mil and the 4 years is not folding and unfolding. might consider a blue poly tarp from a local hardware or garden supply.
    if you are backpacking i would look at nylon.
    It's not procrastinating, its proactively delaying the implementation of the energy-intensive phase of the project until the enthusiasm factor is at its maximum effectiveness.

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    I've seen people make tarps out of funny things before but never this stuff! I would imagine it would work and at 10 cents per sq ft. I'd say go for it and let us know I wonder how heavy it is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syb View Post
    Oh yeah, welcome to the obsession!
    I'll never carry a tent again.

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    Welcome aboard. Still looking for the tarts.
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by olddog View Post
    Welcome aboard. Still looking for the tarts.
    Lol, I couldn't figure out what you were talking about. Title corrected.

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    6 mil weighs about .88 lb per 100 sq.ft. (using weight for construction grade)
    that would put you at about 20.5 oz. for 12-12 not counting edging and tie-out reinforcement. the stuff i've used (for vapor-barrier under concrete) does not like the cold.
    It's not procrastinating, its proactively delaying the implementation of the energy-intensive phase of the project until the enthusiasm factor is at its maximum effectiveness.

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    try to get to the cart on that sight. i can't. was checking to see what shipping was, but could not get that far.
    It's not procrastinating, its proactively delaying the implementation of the energy-intensive phase of the project until the enthusiasm factor is at its maximum effectiveness.

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