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Mrs. Loftus to Huck Finn
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Bobbin Tension - A Personal Viewpoint
Here are some alternatives to civvie camo tarps...
1. Aus army AUSCAM "Hootchie" Tarp (this is what I use) - http://www.cadetshop.com.au/shop/pro...sCat=0_356_622 This is THE absolute best price I have ever seen on one of these - A$34.95. Incidentally, have you ever seen those Ray Mears "survival" shows on cable? This is what he uses as his ground shelter.
2. UK Army "Basha" Tarp - Same as above but in UK DPM camo (similar colours to woodland) - http://www.survival-school.org/Defau...0&ProductID=83 UK £31.50
3. USMC Woodland MARPAT/Coyote reversible field tarp - Total rip off of the Australian Hootchie (like the UK Basha) but reversible. http://www.us-elitegear.com/catalog/usmc-field-tarp.htm - The price here appears to be a little steep. I've seen em for US$75 shipped on that nasty auction site.
The Hootchie/Basha/Field Tarp is perfectly adaped for use with a hammock. I just got home from literally months in the jungle using my HH and a Hootchie as a tarp. You sling it asym and it works with much better coverage than the standard HH tarps.
My Hootchie weighs around 700g (25 OZ?).
My camo hootchie tarp...
This photo is for a quick setup. You'll notice some bits hanging free. The tarp is tied to the same pegs used for the side tie-outs on the hammock. I've used it like this many times in the rain with zero problems. In the wind though, it can get annoying from the flapping. For a little more living space, I'll peg it out completely.
Nice set-up, my friend has a hunting coat in a similar pattern, he absolutely disappears in the woods, blends in nice in lots of different settings.
This is a camo netting product that looks very good, I've seen it at the stores and hunting shows. It could be draped over the tarp for concealment. A leafy looking string set up, the hunting blind is not included. But it says it weighs 1.6 lbs., so its a little heavy. It looked well madehttp://www.ameristep.com/accessories/3322_cover.html
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