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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by thexuprising View Post
    I actually just called Noah Lamport today. Their number is 323-582-7684. Their silnylon is $3 a yard. The colors weren't to appealing to me, they had a couple blue colors, orange(might be kinda cool for hunting season) silver/grey, purple and a few more I forget. I'm thinking of attempting to to make a micro type tarp. Keep in mind Shugs is 11' x 6' and most fabric comes in 60" - 64" wide from my findings. If you wanted to make it wider you'd have to use two rows of fabric and waste a lot (could make stuff sacks. But the micro is only 60"(5') wide so you could make that.

    Also here is the link to blackbishop's black cat tarp if you decide to go diy. http://www.teamgunnparker.com/blackc...k_Cat_Tarp.htm. If you decide to go diy may conside the cat cuts. Are they worth it? Maybe just addition tie out will take care of the tautness issue, it'll be more simple to make and more coverage.

    Silnylon - $12 (through noah lamport)
    Polyester thread - $5
    Grosgain ribbon - $3 (if you want)
    Nylon webbing for tie outs - $3
    Reinforment fabric for tie outs ?

    Tarp looks amazing Shug. Is that fabric one piece or is it seamed? If so where did you find it that wide?
    The sil/grey is the basic color all the tarp makers use. I recall recently someone buying the Taupe color and liked it alot. Not sure if that is still one of their choices

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    I like this one. It's a tiny bit larger and offers a lot more coverage than the piece of sil hung on the diagonal. What I like about it is the ease and speed of contruction. I cut it out, put in some reinforcement patches, and bind it. No seams, no seam sealing. Somewhere in the thread is a video showing the tarp.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=21172

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    This is the smallest I have used. It is a sierra designs tent footprint. I strung it over my eno double and fashioned a ugly bug net over the top.

    I was really shocked when it came a downpour during the night. It was raining so hard that I could not hear my friends less than 10 feet away yelling during the storm. I had a few drops hit my feet and was ready to bail to the dining fly if the need arose. I stayed in the hammock all night and stayed dry.

    I did learn that a sleeping bag liner was not enough, even in summer. No uq, no pad. I have also changed my suspension since then.

    thanks,

    cutter
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    The smallest I have is the Tree to Tree Trail Gear Light Hiker Diamond Tarp.
    "We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately." - Ben Franklin
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    I use the Hennessy asym tarp with some frequency. So far so dry.
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    http://www.mountainlaureldesigns.com...roducts_id=149 is the smallest i have at 4.7 oz, but i just got a cuben from zpack 8.8'-11' @ 6 oz.
    can't wait to try it this weekend.
    It's not procrastinating, its proactively delaying the implementation of the energy-intensive phase of the project until the enthusiasm factor is at its maximum effectiveness.

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    @kayakkarl. I have a picture of the Mountain Laurel Designs tarp in my gallery. It is enough.
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    Kayak karl, let me know how the zpacks cuben works for you. I've been very interested in getting one. Probably a rectangle so doors can be fashioned. How is the quality look? Does it seem as strong as silnylon or spinn tarps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thexuprising View Post
    Kayak karl, let me know how the zpacks cuben works for you. I've been very interested in getting one. Probably a rectangle so doors can be fashioned. How is the quality look? Does it seem as strong as silnylon or spinn tarps?
    quaility is great. going on the NJ/PA hang this weekend. will post a thread.
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    Although i haven't used it the diamond tarp from Brandon looks good at 7oz.
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