Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Senior Member FBG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Cedar Hill, MO
    Hammock
    Ticket to the Moon Double
    Tarp
    Guide Gear 11.5x14
    Insulation
    3/4 DIY UQ
    Suspension
    BIAS Whoopie kit
    Posts
    348

    Question Pole Mod vs Side Pull Outs - What Say You?

    I'm looking for any and all opinions on the subject. I want to have all my ducks in a row, and my tarp pattern finalized before I make the first cut.

    The tarp should be a winter tarp somewhere in the neighborhood of 11 x 10 or 11 x 12.

    The Pole Mod would give me extra room without having extra lines for the kids to muck up, but with Side Pull Outs I have one less piece of equipment to keep track of.

    *sigh* Decisions, decisions...

    Whadda ya think?
    "If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking."
    George S. Patton

    The 50 State Project: Thread
    The 50 State Project: Table

  2. #2
    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Minnesota
    Hammock
    DIY GreenBeanHammock
    Tarp
    DIY Tarps/HG Cuben
    Insulation
    Frankenquilt/Pod
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    15,754
    Images
    62
    I like the pole mod in my winter tarp...sheds snow mighty well.
    Rest of the year pull outs if needed. I use cuben then.
    Shug
    Whooooo Buddy)))) All Good in the Backwood Hood.

    Shug's YouTube Videos

  3. #3
    Acer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Southern Indiana Wooded Hills
    Hammock
    WBRR, Diy M90 MR Gathered
    Tarp
    WL Tadpole
    Insulation
    Lynx/UGQ/Jarbidge
    Suspension
    Straps/Whoop/Dutch
    Posts
    3,887
    Images
    19
    You can use aluminum arrow pieces like I did. Or buy some aluminum tent poles of various lengths and sizes. Or some of the tarp makers here have some they sell. My arrow 3 piece is 48" wide and gives lots of room and you can leave them attached on the outside even when its in porch mode. I like them alittle better than tie outs as there is less tieouts to trip over or try and tie out. Lots of mods out there on pole mods since I did my first one spring of 2012 after I think AHE came out with theirs.

  4. #4
    flatline's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    high point, nc
    Hammock
    Wilderness Logics Night/Lite Owls
    Tarp
    WL-TP/OMW/BF
    Insulation
    WL-TQ/UQ x3
    Suspension
    Dutch-n-Whopies
    Posts
    3,171
    Images
    47
    i concur with Shug.
    i prefer not to use my pull outs if i can help it.
    i think pole mod sheds the weather, causes the least stress and makes a great porch.
    __bob__
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by flatline; 01-29-2013 at 10:40. Reason: + last photo

    CLICK HERE to add your name to the world wide H F member location list. And Thank You!


    _________f___l___a___t___l___i___n___e_________

    " just jump in where you can and hang on!" - briscoe darling

    ___WildernessLogics ROCKS !____

  5. #5
    Senior Member Brute1100's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    South Texas
    Hammock
    WWM or tablecloth
    Tarp
    SuperFly
    Insulation
    shamu 40*
    Suspension
    UCR whoopie
    Posts
    2,511
    Images
    1
    tagged to follow this...

    but I like the idea of the center tarp pole... it is my plan with the Superfly i am ordering, the poles 2qzq suggest weight 4 oz and like is said above, no lines to trip over and you can do it from inside the tarp... but if your making it, why not add both and use whichever suits your trip... the total weight for 4 tie outs plus the pole pockets couldn't be an ounce and a half at most... seems prudent to me to put both in at the beginning...
    Live, Laugh, Love, if that doesn't work. Load, Aim and Fire, repeat as necessary...

    Buy, Try, Learn, Repeat

  6. #6
    Senior Member bowl-maker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Knoxville, TN
    Hammock
    Hennessy Explorer UL
    Tarp
    DIY Winter Dream
    Insulation
    DIY UQ/JCP TQ
    Suspension
    WS/MSH
    Posts
    472
    Images
    24
    Both...I put both on my DIY Winter Dream and have been happy. The pole mod is great but winds can make it rack from side to side if no pullout

  7. #7
    Senior Member rip waverly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    corvallis, oregon
    Hammock
    kbwaddy
    Tarp
    valesko
    Insulation
    ahurst
    Suspension
    dutch
    Posts
    1,604
    recently went the center pole route - great for my huge superfly winter tarp in silny. actually, amazing. fewer lines, great with snow, and extremely stable.

    i use cuben for 3S, and have one pull on each side -- just in case.
    "Jeff-Becking"

    DOWNTOWN BROWN!!!!

  8. #8
    Senior Member FBG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Cedar Hill, MO
    Hammock
    Ticket to the Moon Double
    Tarp
    Guide Gear 11.5x14
    Insulation
    3/4 DIY UQ
    Suspension
    BIAS Whoopie kit
    Posts
    348
    I am totally diggin' the Center Pole Porch. I have an old tent I planned on selling for next to nothing, but I do believe I'll re-purpose the tent poles for my tarp.

    I've been trying to research adding Side Pull Outs, but there's SO MANY different ways to do it I'm at a loss on what's the most reliable method. I want to know when I add something to the tarp it's going to stay put and not compromise the structural integrity.

    I'm looking at 70d 1.9 oz Double Ripstop for the tarp. If I use this can I "glue" a reinforcing piece/patch using this http://diyfunprojects.com/?tag=seam-sealing-basics or do I need to look into another adhesive or simply use 2-sided tape before stitching?

    OR

    Should I forgo that entirely and purchase a set of clips? Though to be honest, I think those would stretch/warp the tarp if left on for an extended amount of time. Am I wrong on that?

    *minuscule freakout*

    Usually finding answers to my questions is fairly easy, but you guys are so dang industrious and friggin' creative it makes it hard on a noob like me!

    *beats head against wall*
    "If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking."
    George S. Patton

    The 50 State Project: Thread
    The 50 State Project: Table

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    North Brunswick, nj
    Hammock
    Attempting a DIY Bridge
    Tarp
    DiY Cat Cut
    Suspension
    Whoopies
    Posts
    383
    Instead of using the tie out to the ground why not the ole hiking pole across the ridgeline? Seems to me you get the best of a pole mod without the weight or the guy lines to trip over.

  10. #10
    I Learn So Others Can Too FireInMyBones's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Piedmont, SC
    Hammock
    Bonefire™ UL
    Tarp
    Dawn Treader Sock
    Insulation
    Bonefire™
    Suspension
    Straps & buckles
    Posts
    2,581
    Images
    46
    I recently switched from Side pull-outs to SGT Rock's Pole Mod. I love it and do not plan on going back. More room and the only extra piece of gear? A 12" long piece of PEX tubing that can be used at springs along the trail that do not have a pipe.
    -Jeremy "Brother Bones" Owner of Bonefire™ Gear

    "If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen." 1 Peter 4:11

    Quote Originally Posted by FLRider View Post
    FireInMyBones; he's a mountain goat crossed with a marathoner.
    My YouTube
    My Trail Journal
    http://www.peopleforbikes.org/

Similar Threads

  1. Side pull outs?
    By ADKrella in forum OES Tarps
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 01-11-2014, 14:35
  2. Side Pull Outs?
    By ADKrella in forum UGQ Outdoor Equipment
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 01-05-2014, 07:01
  3. Traditional side pull outs vs. pole mod
    By Mouseskowitz in forum Weather Protection
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: 11-21-2013, 16:46
  4. Side pull-outs
    By alrany187 in forum Weather Protection
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 07-19-2012, 08:51
  5. 10 x 12 Sil Tarp with side pull outs
    By n1ck0l3man in forum Want to Buy
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-20-2011, 16:10

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
  •