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    Quote Originally Posted by OutandBack View Post
    Yes before the 12x14 hot tarp. I made a hot vestibule for a standard 12x10 tarp that had 1 set of std doors and this...
    Notice the string on the far end of blk tarp its to determine the depth and dimensions of the vestibule.
    I can give you those measurement if you think it will help.
    I hope I am not coming off like some kind of gods gift to tarps? Cause I'm not.
    Just tossing out what I have been doing in the back yard and hoping it will help.
    I know you've done a fair amount of testing, and no one else has made their brain available for picking so...

    How far past the end of your tarp does your hot beak extent? A foot?

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    down at the ground ~24" to 30" up at the RL ~6" Your tarp pitch will change the depth.

    Based on your material width how much overlap can you do on a set of doors?

    Last edited by OutandBack; 03-16-2014 at 21:36.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OutandBack View Post
    down at the ground ~24" to 30" up at the RL ~6" Your tarp pitch will change the depth.

    Based on your material width how much overlap can you do on a set of doors?
    Makes sense. Do you find the need for anything other than overlap for door closure, i.e. velcro?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mouseskowitz View Post
    Makes sense. Do you find the need for anything other than overlap for door closure, i.e. velcro?
    For my vestibules I sewed the doors closed for safety around the stove in wind.
    On my grizzbeak in vestibule mode I just tie at the bottom and stake out. Straight on wind is blocked by the tree.
    Side wind pushes one side against the other keeping it closed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OutandBack View Post
    Every tarp is cut a little different and you should find your favorite pitch angle then you can use string to get the perfect vestibule dimensions.
    Does that make sense?
    Well would you look at that ! great work there OutandBack although I do feel slightly ashamed of my 'wing it' approach . I may have to give the sewn shut grizz beaks a whirl.

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    Tarp door styles?

    I've been quietly following this thread, as I'm sure many others have also. I just want to thank OutandBack for sharing all of his hard work of experimenting with tarp configurations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty Von Porkchop View Post
    Well would you look at that ! great work there OutandBack although I do feel slightly ashamed of my 'wing it' approach . I may have to give the sewn shut grizz beaks a whirl.
    Hi Scotty I've been watching your winging it DIY projects. I think they have turned out great.
    It's guys like you that keeps me reading HF's who know when the next really cool hammock thingy gets invented.

    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    I've been quietly following this thread, as I'm sure many others have also. I just want to thank OutandBack for sharing all of his hard work of experimenting with tarp configurations.
    Thanks Mad.
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