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    Senior Member Strapped-4-Cache's Avatar
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    New term for skins?

    I had some free time last night, so after dinner I pulled out the thread injector and created some "reptilian dermal layers" for my tarp.

    I gathered everything up and put it away in order to leave no mess before bed. Since it was already dark by the time I was done I had no place to string up the tarp to install the skins, so I simply stretched out the tarp on the floor slid the tubes over the ends. My wife came in after I had installed the first half and said, "Now I know you're crazy. You've mad a condom for your tarp? Why?"

    I tried to explain that as good as the nylon fabric is, even sil wouldn't be very good for such a product.

    Try to explain skins to your better half when you're both laughing at such humor. She still thinks I'm crazy, but I think she understands now. I'm not sure if the term 'tarp condom' will take hold on the forum, but that's what my wife wil be calling my skins from now on.

    - Mark (S-4-C)

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    That is absolutely hilarious............Thank you and your wife I needed that bit of humor this morning. I now have to wipe off the computer screen!!!!!!!!
    Par Si Vis Pace Para Bellum

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    Tarp Condom.

    I love it.
    I ride a recumbent.
    I like to HAM it up on the CW.
    I use Linux.
    I play go.
    Of course I sleep in a hammock!

    Rug.

    Hang On!

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    I...ah...hmmm...never mind.
    Dave

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    I keep one in my wallet, practice safe tarping.
    Ambulo tua ambulo.

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    Let's just say that this won't be added to the glossary.
    I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt. - Cormac McCarthy

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    Quote Originally Posted by gargoyle View Post
    I keep one in my wallet, practice safe tarping.
    My wife snorted and said "you never know about tarp std's in the woods
    Hiking & Hanging is therapy, and much cheaper than medication in the long run. Carry on.

    Semper Gumby

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    That's just too good to let go! I have a feeling the term "tarp condom" may be around for awhile, even if it doesn't make into the glossary!

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    With all the warnings, some campers will still engage in unprotected tarpping.
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    May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. - Ed Abbey

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    What size tarp condom did ya make,,, Turbo or maximus????
    I use the magnum on my big ole Tarp.....
    "Proud Pound Hawg"
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