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    I'm 41. 40 miles in three days will be all I want. Thanks for all the suggestion. You folks are creative!

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    Quote Originally Posted by obxh2o View Post
    Make sure you run the Tyvek through the washer several times to soften it.
    Hmmmmmm..... Soap or no soap.

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    no soap. (or try a while in the dryer on airfluff with some shoes or something to beat up the tarp a bit..what you want is to break up the stiff surface connections)

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    +100 on the Tyvek. USe a 8x10 piece - weighs about 16 oz., hang it diagonally to get a decent length ridge line and only have to use 2 stakes to easily get a taut pitch. Use gutter nails as stakes, or for truly lightweight, chopsticks. As already stated, no grommetts, use pebble and guy line method. I have little rubber spheres picked up in the toy section at Target so as not to have to search for suitable rocks. I leave them attached for ease/speed of set up

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    an 8x8 tyvek square (or anything else for that matter) tied up diagonally works great, and minimizes the connection points...

    I would (and have) stick with the tyvek. unless it's not big enough...
    "Do or do not, there is no try." -- Yoda


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Old Owl View Post
    OK Don't throw me under the bus, I am taking this from the UL folks - Why didn't anyone suggest a well made large Poncho? You will need concrete string from the hardware store and some pebbles for the four corners and the titanium stakes.

    In this one case military ponchos are too small.
    Look at Campmor for tarp & Ponchos,
    i tryed that there was about a foot on each end uncovered, it waas the bigest poncho i could find
    Hang'in Scout

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    Use the Tyvek you have right now as a tarp. To make "grommets" simple put a nice size stone in the corner(s) and wrap it up, tie it off. Now you have a spot to tie rope to the corners. Then tie those to either trees or stakes. You will need a ridgeline too...GL
    "In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy." -D'Signore's, Tide Mill Farm, Edmunds, Maine.

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