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    DIY Tyvek ugly tarp. Aka Blizzard Camo Tarp

    Quote Originally Posted by Itsamescott View Post
    I saw that kite making Tyvek yesterday and wondered if it was the same stuff.

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    Like the plain white better than having Tyvek company branding labeled all over the tarp.
    I too like it without the branding.

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    DIY Tyvek ugly tarp. Aka Blizzard Camo Tarp

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnSawyer View Post
    I like your use of white to hide in a blizzard... but if nature calls, will you find it???
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    Probably not. Considering I live in South East Texas, I don't reckon much concern.

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    [QUOTE=JohnSawyer;949538]I like your use of white to hide in a blizzard... but if nature calls, will you find it???

    My little night light has a red bulb in it along with the white. I tried out my new teepee that is out of tyvek, the teepee, glowed red, I thought it was kind of neat, the white light also made shelter appear to glow. Kind of fun.

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    DIY Tyvek ugly tarp. Aka Blizzard Camo Tarp

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnSawyer View Post
    I like your use of white to hide in a blizzard... but if nature calls, will you find it???

    My little night light has a red bulb in it along with the white. I tried out my new teepee that is out of tyvek, the teepee, glowed red, I thought it was kind of neat, the white light also made shelter appear to glow. Kind of fun.
    Very cool!

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    Very nice job.
    Maybe I missed it, but what are the specs?
    How wide, long, length of ridgeline, weight etc.

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    DIY Tyvek ugly tarp. Aka Blizzard Camo Tarp

    Quote Originally Posted by wwk10 View Post
    Very nice job.
    Maybe I missed it, but what are the specs?
    How wide, long, length of ridgeline, weight etc.
    You didn't. It is about 120" wide minus the arches. From ridge line down to ground it's about 55" at top of arch. It has a 11' ridge line. I don't have a scale as of yet for weight but I would guess around 20oz

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    So if your fabric is 60" wide did you sew or tape pieces together?

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    DIY Tyvek ugly tarp. Aka Blizzard Camo Tarp

    Quote Originally Posted by wwk10 View Post
    So if your fabric is 60" wide did you sew or tape pieces together?
    Sewed then seem sealed the ridge line

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    I have some of the 3 foot wide Tyvek and was considering sewing a few sheets together as an experimental tarp. Does anybody have any opinions if the seams should run "vertical" or "horizontal"? If I ran then horizontal I might stagger the seams so there was no seam directly on the ridgeline.

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    DIY Tyvek ugly tarp. Aka Blizzard Camo Tarp

    Quote Originally Posted by UncleClark View Post
    I have some of the 3 foot wide Tyvek and was considering sewing a few sheets together as an experimental tarp. Does anybody have any opinions if the seams should run "vertical" or "horizontal"? If I ran then horizontal I might stagger the seams so there was no seam directly on the ridgeline.
    Are you trying to avoid seam sealing?If so, I think using a Flat-Felled/ French Seam and a small enough needle you'll be ok, if using the "soft" type Tyvek. I used too big of a needle so I sealed it. I don't have any experience with the hard/ paper type of Tyvek

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