Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 27
  1. #11
    slowhike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Winston-Salem, NC
    Hammock
    DIY, gathered end , w/ spreader
    Tarp
    DIY w/ pull-outs
    Insulation
    DAM/ HG Incubator
    Suspension
    Webbing & rings
    Posts
    10,595
    Images
    319
    Quote Originally Posted by mikeinfhaz View Post
    btw.. welcome to the world of cottage gear making. I do sil tarps for ground sleeping (oh no!) but havent mentioned it here because, well, you know.
    tarps for what ... just kiddin
    i'm guessing your making sil tarps for hammocks now too?
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

  2. #12
    Whats the lightest tarp you have made?

  3. #13
    Senior Member te-wa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    arizona
    Hammock
    BB
    Tarp
    zpacks cuben
    Insulation
    te-wa Freeze
    Suspension
    whoOpie slings
    Posts
    1,394
    Images
    129
    .48 cuben
    3.4 ounces
    7x5x9 long
    im not doing hammock tarps, I think Brian has a fine product and there's really no need for competition. I might buy a MacCat for myself!

    is there a need for quilt loops on those or have you found ya dont need 'em?

  4. #14
    Do you make poncho tarps? I have an ID Ponsho Tarp I have used in the jungle, mountains and desert. It weighs 8 oz. I was hoping to replace it with a lighter tarp and also carry those cheap plastic ponch tarps as a system.
    As far as the quilting loops I don't feel it is needed to keep the insulation in place. Heavier stuff like 3D or Polorgaurd needs it.

  5. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    1,557
    Quote Originally Posted by bear the dog View Post
    Do you make poncho tarps? I have an ID Ponsho Tarp I have used in the jungle, mountains and desert. It weighs 8 oz. I was hoping to replace it with a lighter tarp and also carry those cheap plastic ponch tarps as a system.
    As far as the quilting loops I don't feel it is needed to keep the insulation in place. Heavier stuff like 3D or Polorgaurd needs it.
    Jardine says the batt will rip eventually without quilting loops, he says he's tried it without them.

  6. #16
    Yes but he uses 3D until recently switching to climashield I don't think the literature has been updated. So far I have a Fanatic Fringe quilt which is polorgaurd and a climashield quilt by me that I have not had any problems with for the years I 've had them. None have loops.

  7. #17
    Senior Member te-wa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    arizona
    Hammock
    BB
    Tarp
    zpacks cuben
    Insulation
    te-wa Freeze
    Suspension
    whoOpie slings
    Posts
    1,394
    Images
    129
    I'll take that as good news, I made a 40" quilt for my little boy and didnt do loops because the clima combat is about 38x30- small enough to stay put (?)

  8. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by Take-a-knee View Post
    Jardine says the batt will rip eventually without quilting loops, he says he's tried it without them.

    if you just roll rather than stuff, i dont see it ripping without the loops. probably better to roll instead weather it has loops or not.

  9. #19
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    1,557
    Quote Originally Posted by warbonnetguy View Post
    if you just roll rather than stuff, i dont see it ripping without the loops. probably better to roll instead weather it has loops or not.
    That makes sense, that way you are always compressing the batt instead of tugging on it.

  10. #20
    I don't use stuff sacks for my quilts. I put it in the bottom of the pack (Fanatic Fringe Alpine Trail) and put my gear on top only compressing what little space the rest of my gear takes up. Keeps the pack filled out even too.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •