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    Good cheap tarps!

    For anyone looking for a decent, and good tarp, or a good backup tarp, LL Bean just got some 10 x 12 ripstop nylon tarps in for $ 49.50. Dark green.Light and waterproof. I will be bringing one to the MASS Hanging.

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    He did not know that he could not fly, and so, he DID!

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    Senior Member G.L.P.'s Avatar
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    the only downfall is there 2lbs 9oz ..... thats a heavy tarp
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    Quote Originally Posted by G.L.P. View Post
    the only downfall is there 2lbs 9oz ..... thats a heavy tarp
    ===> Really? didn't feel that heavy when I checked it out. I will recheck it. maybe it was another type? They also have a plastic sheeting type of tarp that is a lot heavier.....
    SkyPainter - "... and then the police came."

    All these years people said,"He's acting like a kid!"
    He did not know that he could not fly, and so, he DID!

    Live Purposefully; Dare Greatly; Land Gently

    "Never knock on Death's door - just ring the bell and run! He hates that!"

    My outdoorsy YouTube channel is: "WMICommissioner"

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    weight doesn't add up

    10 x 12 = 13 1/3 sq yds. Go crazy & add 10% for hems & grommets = 14 2/3 sq yds @ 1.9 oz per sq yd = 1 lb 12 oz. Can't see where they get the listed 2 lbs 9 oz unless that's shipping weight.

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    Senior Member perdidochas's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by blkx01 View Post
    10 x 12 = 13 1/3 sq yds. Go crazy & add 10% for hems & grommets = 14 2/3 sq yds @ 1.9 oz per sq yd = 1 lb 12 oz. Can't see where they get the listed 2 lbs 9 oz unless that's shipping weight.
    It's coated with a urethane coating.

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    The Stove Daddy HomeMadeHiker's Avatar
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    Chinook sells a 9'6 x 12 for $45 shipped. I got one last week. It's nice enough and weighed in at 1lb13oz. Most are on back order though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by perdidochas View Post
    It's coated with a urethane coating.
    Exactly. I have found the listed fabric (not finished product) weights are usually for the uncoated fabric. The weight of a PU coating varies and is a significant portion of the finished weight.

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