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    Hehe - the Aussie said "no worries" and "top bloke." I love having international folks around here!

    Yeah - try making one. Sewing is really easy once you get past the idea of starting a project. And from what I hear, BB's pattern is easy to follow...judging from the several people who have already made them.
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    with all the tie outs it is not big deal to add a line if a sag needs to be taken out...i have used a tarp like this before..and it may very well be the same tarp they sell at the guide...and i have had no complaints with it
    in fact i was thinking of ordering this asa fould weather tarp to go with my HH on those trips where rain is predicted for the whole outing..

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    Quote Originally Posted by FanaticFringer View Post
    I have one. It is hard to beat for the price. The coverage has always been plenty enough.
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    Have you used it in the rain?
    was it waterproof?
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    They're definitely waterproof. If the price is right for you, go for it. All the rest is just anal retentive quibbling, including my own comments.
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    Personally, I don't own one, but have borrowed HC's "Neo" tarp a couple times and found that it provided suficient coverage. I used it on my now infamously ill-fated AT section hike and had no problems with it at all. I had a pretty heavy rain the night I was out and stayed dry as a bone, even after I wound up on the ground sleeping on a root. I also used it a night at the April SEHHA Hangout one night as well. It rained a bit that night and kept dry. It is a little heavier then most other tarps, but it is a cheap way to go for those of us who are "budget impaired".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwidad View Post
    As Blackbishop said, try making one. Ed Speer has quality material and ships to Australia no worries. Just bought some silnylon form him and only took 6 days to arrive. He's very easy to deal with, top bloke.
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    What method did you use or how did you place your order with Ed?
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    I called him to order by credit card. He also does PayPal. Directions here.

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    Oops, didn't realize the context. Just saw that you two are Aussies. I'll shut-up now.

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    I was just about to mention that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunn parker View Post
    Hi
    What method did you use or how did you place your order with Ed?
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    If you like, drop Ed an e-mail (ed@speerhammocks.com) and he'll get back with you as soon as he can. He usually answers e-mail the same day, but sometimes is busy. Either way, it's never more than a couple days. His customor service is top-notch!
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