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    Where did you find it for $33?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wwk10 View Post
    Where did you find it for $33?
    If you Google "Chinook tarp" a ton of places come up.

    I'm looking at one for a "group shelter" kinda tarp for inclement weather when camping with a group.

    I had a 12 x 12 Equinox that I previously used for this, but cannibalized for multiple projects - Jerry Chairs, gear hammocks, botched attempt at rain mitts, etc.

    I didn't like the lack of multiple tieouts on the Equinox and the tieouts that it did have were huge metal grommets. So, I like the look of this tarp quite a bit because it seems to lack these downfalls.

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    How much of a cat cut is there on the edges? I prefer non-cat, but can take a litte.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wwk10 View Post
    How much of a cat cut is there on the edges? I prefer non-cat, but can take a litte.
    Minimal amount of cat cut. Maybe 6 inches from center to the ends.

    Tendertoe...my main dislike with the Chinook is that it could use more tie outs. The 12x9.6 has only 4 total along the long side, and just 3 along the short side. While it's enough to get the job done, a couple more on each side would be nice. Also it doesn't have a loop in the middle on the underside. I like to pass my ridgeline through a loop if it's there. There is a loop dead center on the top of the tarp. Maybe this year I'll change to a ridgeline over the top.
    Last edited by bcaron; 12-28-2010 at 19:45.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slo View Post
    I have to link to a pic or people wont respond to my questions about the product?
    didnt mean that, exactly, i just looked for the tarp on a search and couldnt find it, but i like the looks,price and size, i'm a tall guy, 6'2", so i think i could rig this to stand up in and still be sealed off pretty well, thanks for the link too.....spike

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcaron View Post
    12 x 9.6

    I find it plenty large enough for 3 season use. I can completely close one end, with the other end 80% closed. The grommets along the long side are offset. The larger version would be nice for winter camping.
    Music to my ears, that's EXACTLY why I got this tarp, the 12x14. I'm a poundhog and have a poly tarp, huge flame retardent poly tarp I thoughtI could hoof, but that 5lbs of tarp is crazy.. and it's probably more like 6 actually. Was hopin' this thing would be big enough butlight enough to get me through thewinter months. Appreciate your input on them buddy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spike64 View Post
    didnt mean that, exactly, i just looked for the tarp on a search and couldnt find it, but i like the looks,price and size, i'm a tall guy, 6'2", so i think i could rig this to stand up in and still be sealed off pretty well, thanks for the link too.....spike
    no worries buddy

    I can'tbelieve I never foundthem before as many searches as I'd done for tarps. This one looks like I'll be able to go with a generous closed a-frame which is a must have benefit for me in the winter, my wallet disagreed with me though, until this thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thexuprising View Post
    I read on an old thread that they are 1.82lbs, which seems heavy, but for the size I don't think silnylon would be ant, or much different.
    Sol already said that he's a poundhog, so it won't be an issue, but if my math is right, sil would probably make for a roughly 17 or 18 ounce tarp. That's a significant difference if you care about weight. Still, for the price, it really can't be beat. Looking forward to hearing how it is.
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    Slo, those are good long lasting tarps. They are made of a heavier PU coated polyester I believe. This adds a good deal of weight and bulk, but also contributes better UV resistance than silnylon. Cheap, light and large...pick any two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wisenber View Post
    Slo, those are good long lasting tarps. They are made of a heavier PU coated polyester I believe. This adds a good deal of weight and bulk, but also contributes better UV resistance than silnylon. Cheap, light and large...pick any two.
    I like that, you're exactly right though.
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