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    Purple Palace

    Purple Palace arrived yesterday and I got it set up today. I'm in love. The corner tie outs are well reinforced and all stitching is straight and neat. The tarp sets up nice and tight. The strap suspension for the tarp is new to me, but was easy enough to set up and should be better for the trees. The tarp looks bluish in the pictures, but is actually a lovely violet purple silnylon. Dale even put purple tie out lines to match the tarp and the string in stuff sack was color coordinated too! Squidbilly (the plain Squidbilly from Alabama) made this and did an excellent job. Some of you saw this tarp at a recent Sipsey hang where Squidbilly tested it out. He made a modification to the doors, then it was on it's way to me. He put little white plastic hooks on the end tie outs so the door can be easily closed. The clips are some upcycled hooks which he saved from going to the landfill. The tarp weighs 26.3ozs with it's 3oz tree straps. I haven't seen this type of strap for a tarp: 2- 15'X 3/4" ladderlock belts. I just ran them through the ridgeline D-ring and around the tree. Easy enough! I think this tarp will be great in the moonlight, which I will test out tonight. Thanks Squidbilly (Dale).

    EDIT: I forgot a disclosure. Squidbilly saw where I had posted in Ripstopbytheroll's thread about what color gear we would like. I had posted that if I had lots of money I would like a purple tarp for group hangs. I like purple and have a tendency to walk past my set up at group hangs. He had some purple sil and offered to make me a tarp if I would use it at the group hangs so people could see his work. So this is a demo model. Even so, I still love it!
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    Great looking tarp! Can't wait to see it in person.
    Everyone ought to believe in something....I believe I'll go set up the hammock!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ply View Post
    Great looking tarp! Can't wait to see it in person.
    If you go to the upcoming Leroy's Ferry hang you will get to see it.
    Keep movin', keep believing and enjoy the journey!

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    Purple palace, love it! Never seen a purple tarp before...
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    I think Running Feather or Hanging Feather has one, but it is a deeper purple.
    Keep movin', keep believing and enjoy the journey!

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    I forgot a disclosure. Squidbilly saw where I had posted in Ripstopbytheroll's thread about what color gear we would like. He had some purple sil and offered to make me a tarp if I would use it at the group hangs so people could see his work. So this is a demo model.
    Keep movin', keep believing and enjoy the journey!

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    I've seen Squidbillys work up close and it is meticulous. His attention to seam sealing alone is amazing and a stroke of genius. You are fortunate to have it. I'm waiting on a review of some fabric he has ordered to perchance have him do a blackcat style tarp for me. I'm a little jealous but only till I get a little something for myself.
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    I love it!!! No one at our last hang of 50+ had anything like that.. Beautiful!!!
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    That thing is awesome. Squidbilly does good work. He is also a lot less lazy than I am. I have that same material and still have not made a winter tarp from it. Congrats grannypat.
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    I slept out last night to test it out. Worked great! There were several owls who came by to admire and talk about it.
    Keep movin', keep believing and enjoy the journey!

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