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    VIDEO: Prototype Tarp Sock form Molly Mac Gear

    Here is a sneak peak at the Tarp Sock we're testing. The shape of the tarp is not final, but the rest is based on the Molly Mac Gear IX Hammock Sock. This prototype is made with silnylon and Epic fabric. Epic is waterproof and breathable, and is used for the sock components. Silnylon is used for the tarp component.

    Molly Mac Gear Prototype Tarp Sock

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    I'm liking the concept Mac ... pretty darn innovative.

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    Very nice innovation there Mac

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    Interesting idea.
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    It's half an Ubertarp! I knew my idea would catch on someday! Of course yours is MUCH better though out and executed; mine just turned into a large pile of Nylon and, eventually, stuff sacks!

    Yours looks great!
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    so is there any issue being in contact with the epic fabric during inclement weather? i imagine you have already addressed this but it just goes against my nature
    ...in it for pics.

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    First off, awesome idea!
    A question though: Why do you need the SEEP/curtain? That side should be the same as if it was under a full size tarp. If it's for heat retention, then shouldn't plain nylon be fine? I'm sure you have a good reason for it, I'm just curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuckerFactor View Post
    Why do you need the SEEP/curtain? ...shouldn't plain nylon be fine?
    Yes, the SEEP curtain is for heat retention, and plain nylon would work just fine. I had just enough Epic to make the curtain, and I wanted to find out how it breathes.

    IMHO, I could make the tarp and the exposed side of the sock using silnylon (one more panel than I did with the prototype), and use breathable nylon for the curtain, bottom and the protected side. There is no need for Epic at all.

    Quote Originally Posted by thekalimist View Post
    so is there any issue being in contact with the epic fabric during inclement weather?
    Your UQ will be in contact with it. Is that a problem? Does it leak when touched, like oiled cotton? I don't know much about Epic.

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    It's half an Ubertarp! ...Yours looks great!
    Thank you, Hogn8r!
    Quote Originally Posted by Poppabear View Post
    Interesting idea.
    It is fascinating, eh? I need to learn what distinct advantage it has over a small tarp and normal sock. I have a feeling it will perform very well in the worst conditions, and will be inconveniently short of headroom at other times.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bomber View Post
    Very nice innovation there Mac
    Thanks, Bomber! It's a fun project!
    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk-eye View Post
    I'm liking the concept Mac ... pretty darn innovative.
    Thank you! Now I need to use it, and see if it is practical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    It is fascinating, eh? I need to learn what distinct advantage it has over a small tarp and normal sock. I have a feeling it will perform very well in the worst conditions, and will be inconveniently short of headroom at other times.
    Now it makes sense Mac! Just could not make a mental pic. One big advantage would be the ability to shuck the whole thing into "reptile tubes" for easy set up and take down. Then there is the lighter weight insulation properties. One hitch for us Tribe members would be how to set up the WBBB side tieouts with this? Prolly would just have to lay the skeeter net over and not use tie outs at all (or get a Traveler).
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    What does it do ?

    I think I've somehow missed the conversations about this one

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