I made a winter tarp a month ago for an upcoming arctic trip to have a another crack at my low temp PB and thought I'd share
I've always been impresses by the Finnish Loue shelters and how they work well with a campfire.
I can feel the heat being reflected from the Aluminized fabric, not just from the fire but also from myself. Making a tarp with doors out of the same fabric made sense for use on colder hammock trips. This will provide shelter on the ground if needed as part of my trip is onto tundra.
Here's what she looks like;
It's made from a 2oz Nylon that has an aluminium and polyurethane coating to provide the waterproofing. It's Infra-red reflecting and so reflects radiant heat from the fire/body heat back into the shelter. The silver coating has the added bonus of making the inside much brighter and reflects light well.
2 Polyester grosgrain loops on either side of the doors serve to keep the doors held back when the wind isn't blowing.
Every tie-out reinforced and bar-tacked for strength with Gutterman Tera 60. Panel pull outs stuck with McNett Seamgrip. Big loops make guying out easier whilst wearing mitts. Doors double stitched.
Polyester tubular webbing is bar-tacked to death to make the high stress tie-outs. Polyester grosgrain and hem tape do all the other lower stress points.
Snow shedding set-up with no-pull outs.
3.2m ridge x 3.1m.
Cat cut external hems 50mm and 25mm. Straight doors.
Parabolic suspended ridge.
McNett Seamgrip on ridge to seal it.
Stainless 60kg split rings as tie-out failure points.
Clamcleat CL274 cleats for guys.
Hope you like.