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    12' x 15' Cat Cut Tarp

    Brian's 12' x 15' cat-cut tarp was put into service for the first time in the BWCA last week (West Basswood). We had six consecutive days of the best weather I have ever seen up there so a tarp wasn't really necessary. However, I strung it up and it made a nice sun shade.

    This is a big tarp, but it elbows its way into small areas very well. Had the weather been rough there would have been more than enough room to operate confortably in the "dry."

    It weighs about a pound and a half, and can be stuffed into a coat pocket. This particular shade of grey seems to disappear in the woods and I had quite a bit of difficulty seeing it from the lake, so it is fairly "stealthy."

    Probably most hangers would consider this overkill for a tarp, but weather up there can be horrendous. Last year we went out at the same time but departed from the landing in a white-out blizzard in 30 mph winds. It rained sideways for a week with the wind dropping to 15 mph at night. You never know what you will be in for up north, and this tarp is going to be a big comfort.
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    Senior Member TOB9595's Avatar
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    For me; HANGING is a comfort. Ya should have the tarp you feel most comfy with.
    That is a HUGE TARP
    hahahaha
    Love your setup. What is your UQ and suspension system?
    What are your guy lines?
    VERY NICE pics
    Tom

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    You are not going to get wet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TOB9595 View Post
    What is your UQ and suspension system?
    What are your guy lines?
    I'm using whoopie slings and the tree straps are from Clark. The UQ is a snugfit and guylines are Home Depot mason line with "micro line-locs.". The mason line works O.K., as do the line locs but I'm thinking about switching to something stiffer and just tie tautline hitches.

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    Senior Member TOB9595's Avatar
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    I use braided mason line on my 12x12 guy lines. How do your line locs hold up for you?
    Why are you thinking about somethin a bit bigger?
    Tom

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    That s a carport , right?
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    Senior Member SmokeHouse's Avatar
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    Thats what they call a family size tarp...

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    Drool-drool. I think Noah is looking for his tarp.
    Tortoise never for a moment stopped, but went on with a slow but steady pace straight to the end of the course.
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    Good golly Molly, that's a big tarp!
    I know where everybody will be when it starts raining.
    Trust nobody!

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    Senior Member Kukri's Avatar
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    Wow it looks like a spider's web with all those guylines all over the place. Organized chaos is all I can think to say, but I am a fan of big tarps so that's not a bad thing.

    I have a Speer Winter Tarp and have been kicking around the idea of getting an even bigger one for my fiance and I to hang under in case we can't find any trees that are very close.

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