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    Modified 9x9 Neo (Camo) tarp

    Not really homemade, but an easy mod...

    I cut the corners off of the 9x9 Gear Guide camo tarp at the side seams, sewed some tie-outs at the corners, and made myself a camo hex tarp.

    I'm still looking at using the leftover triangles somehow. I hemmed them and sewed tie-outs to the corners of them as well. I'll have to experiment further.

    I put these pics in the gallery too.
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    Looks good. What made you decide to not cat cut the sides and just leave the
    2 tie-outs on that were already there?
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    Were you able to hang a hammock and use the triangle as a wind break, as the third picture suggests?

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    How much does the mod 9x9 sportsman weigh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    How much does the mod 9x9 sportsman weigh?
    About 24oz. That includes the stuff sack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FanaticFringer View Post
    About 24oz. That includes the stuff sack.
    I though that is how much they weigh unmodified. Surely those corners weigh something.
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    Hey, that looks really good. I just got one of those tarps last week. Neo says I won't be sorry.
    Did you cat cut he sides of the tarp? If I am not mistaken, the 9x9 already has a slight cat cut. Am I wrong?
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    hm, that looks very good. I may pick one up, but I dont feel like spending the $50, selling a used one anybody?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skar578 View Post
    hm, that looks very good. I may pick one up, but I dont feel like spending the $50, selling a used one anybody?
    They are only $30.00 plus shipping. Mule
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    I need to take the thing out somewhere and weigh it. (no scales here yet).

    I wanted to cut it where the seams are. Didn't want to have to hem or anything, just make it as easy as possible. I've been thinking of this mod for quite a while, every time I saw one of these tarps... It's very easy to cut below the seam with no adverse effect on the tarp.

    I had plans to cat cut it, but I'd like to see what my coverage will be before I cut it again.

    Grizz, I haven't had time to hang under it yet, but my thought was to bring just one triangle and move it to where it will do the most good (either as an end-cap or as a side/diagonal wind blocker, wherever works best, just tie it in.) So I'll only be reducing the total weight by one triangle, unless it's a pain to use, and in that case I'll leave it at home.


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