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    ...my 2QZQ tarp doors saved the day!

    Camped on an island in the middle of Lake George NY this weekend. You can rent island camp sites, accessible only by boat.



    We were on a small island with about 13 of us. We had a hard time finding enough suitable spots to pitch tents on...including my wife's tent. However, I found a NICE spot between two trees at the water's edge.




    Everything was going great, until early Sunday morning when a storm blew in and soaked us with a steady rain for about 4-5 hours. Since we were catching the wind off of the lake, the rain often blew in from all directions.

    I closed my tarp doors and stayed completely dry. Even better still, while everyone else was steaming in their tents (my wife included), I swayed gently in the breeze...I even got up and made a cup of tea to sip on. Had it not been for my tarp mod by 2QZQ, I would have ended up wet for sure!



    Needless to say, everyone was both amazed and envious. It started to rain a little bit again later, and guess who made a bee line for my hammock. Yep, you guessed it, my spousal unit jumped right in my spot and refused to get out.



    ...yep, those are her feet under that tarp, as she's sitting in my hammock. I was forced to retreat to her tent. Oh well, at least I was able to take a nap and drool on her pillow!

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    That's really encouraging, as I have a MacCat Deluxe with 2QZQ doors as well. Haven't used it in the rain yet. Lake George is a great area, was over there last year for the Americade motorcycle rally.
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    Love my 2QZQ doors. The extra weight is fine by me for peace of mind knowing I'll be covered in all rain scenarios. In my experience I've had many instances of the pesky wind changing directions.

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    Best light weight protection you can add to any tarp IMHO!

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    Are these the 2QZQ Grizz Beaks? Nevermind....duh, their site spells it all out.
    Last edited by Law Dawg (ret); 07-06-2011 at 19:25.
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    Beautiful spot! Several years ago, we spent the day at the picnic area on the eastern shore near the "rent a islands". We had to go to the ranger station that is on one island to get our permit. The whole set up is pretty neat.

    Aren't ENO DNs rated to 450 pounds - enough for both spouses to sit in together out of the rain? Just sayin'..... a happy wife makes a happy life!

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    How much weight do these add to the tarp out of curiosity?

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    Thanks for sharing your experience (and pics). You know that you are going to have to get the wife a hammock now

    I have resisted tarp doors, trying to keep things to a minimum ... but someday I'll probably pay a price for that, hmmmm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thexuprising View Post
    How much weight do these add to the tarp out of curiosity?
    The average is about 3.5-4ozs. per end. Depends on the tarp width. Less material required than Grizz beaks, which are about 6oz each.
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    Ridgeline and gear organizers, peak storage bags, UQ protectors,
    and More!

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    haha that made me laugh audibly. That is really funny. I just picked up a Wilderness Logics Big Daddy Tarp from redbeard. As I wait for it to travel the distance to me I have been thinking about adding the doors to the tarp eventually. But I see 2QZQ's site lists specific model tarps in which they can put doors on. Am I out of luck as far as doors go for my Big Daddy Tarp? Am I restricted to a scary DIY project? I would rather pay 2QZQ....

    That place looks like a beautiful place to hang. I am very jealous. Been wanting to do a canoe trip up and down the Machias River in down east Maine. Theres a bunch of camping spots along the river that you need a canoe to get to. Best part is they are free!
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