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    Help with Tarps

    Hey y'all, so I just made a DIY Tarp using a design on the forums, and it didn't turn out like I wanted, so I'm just going to buy one. Strict budget. Only about $75 max. Any suggestions, refferals, reviews would be great. Thanks.

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    If you can scrape together about 15 more $$ you could get a Tadpole from Wilderness Logics...great tarp. I haven't used one myself but heat the Kelty Noah line isn't too bad...although the waterproofing has apparently gone downhill. Could be something a can of scotch gaurd and tube of seam seal could correct.

    I have a Chinook Guide tarp, this model is different: http://www.sonomaoutfitters.com/ista...Fct7QgodQjYAqg

    my guide tarp isn't too bad...huge and heavy, the only complaint about it is I had to reinforce the tie-outs by adding patches and web pull outs. The model I have came with eyelets which would have ripped right out with a decent wind.

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    Warbonnet Edge or Wilderness Logics Tadpole are good tarps if you want silnylon. IIRC they are both $85 or so.
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    Just saw this, right at $75...not sure about shipping. This one was on my list of tarps to get until I read reviews about the Tadpole.

    http://www.bargainoutfitters.com/net....aspx?a=223233

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    be helpful if I put all links in one reply...sorry.

    http://www.bargainoutfitters.com/net....aspx?a=534882

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    I was just looking at the Kelty Noahs and you're right. So you think I should go with the Tadpole. I can get the money, just have to wait longer.

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    Have the WL Big Daddy worked great in the storm we had last night. About 15 dollars more than the Tadpole.

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    Wilderness Logics Tadpole is a great tarp for the money. Great quality and fast shipping. I just came back from a 5 day trip on the Northville Placid Trail with one night of continuous wind and rain... stayed bone dry. Hope this helps...Bones

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    what is wrong with the one you made?
    YMMV

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    Free advice worth what you paid for it. ;-)

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    I just picked up a Hennessy 70D Hex (12'X10') from REI for $75 . I've seen them as low as $55 elsewhere but REI has a no questions return policy and free shipping. At 23 oz. it's not a ultra-light by any means but I decided thats all I wanted to spend until I get some hang time under my belt and figure out what I really need. After that it'll be my motorcycle camping tarp. A lot of people seem to really like them too.

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