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    Poncho Tarp just for Hammocks

    I have a War Bonnet Edge tarp and love it I also have an Equinox poncho that works well. To save weight I would like the best of both in one multi use piece of gear. I have made a drawing attached. Is there anyone that can sew that wants to give it a shot.
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    pm sent...
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    SO... it's a tarp with a hood built in? That's kind of a cool idea. Would you care if I made one? ( but did not send it to you?)
    An emergency of my own making...is still an emergency.

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    I'd pay money for that! I've been trying to find something like this for ages. Thanks for drawing it up.

    gargoyle, are you PM'ing for custom work? Let me know your prices.

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    Smile re hippofeet

    Hippofeet, Please feel free to use my design, just send some pics when your done.

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    mod the Edge tarp

    I think it is very possible to mod the Edge tarp the metal ring are already there all that has to be done is the addition of the hood along the ridge line and a mitten hook at the back of the hood to pull the sleeves up. I just can't bring myself to cutting my Edge Tarp.

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    Not a bad idea..

    For a larger tarp you could probably move the hood to one end and have either some tie ups or velcro added so you can reef the excess.

    Walmart sells a tiny little day pack in the camping section that collapses on itself. When expanded the back has a circle on it with a drawstring inside. As you pull on it the pack forms its own pocket or ditty bag. I bet you could use a similar patter to snug it around your backpack Packa style.

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    Paul from thru-hiker.com wrote an article on a poncho tarp. His is 5'x8'. There is also a free hood template to download. I used it to make a hooded wind/rain shirt out of momentum 90 ripstop. If you have any questions, try emailing him or posting on the thru-hiker forum.
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    Thanks, krshome. It will be a bit, I got some unexpected bills. (so I can't buy material.) pics up when it's done.
    An emergency of my own making...is still an emergency.

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    Cool idea. Like I need another project on my list but I think I'll work up a Tyvek prototype to test run once I get some other more pressing honey-do items done.

    My main concern is whether the side flaps will billow out and/or gather water when deployed as a poncho. Will have to test to see...

    Also might want to add velcro or hook/ring to the bill of hood and on the chest to hold the hood down in windy conditions when in tarp mode. It'll flap around and leak if only closed by the draw string even when the slit is under tension (voice of experience from poncho tarping while in the army).

    Only other problem is that I usually set up for a full weekend at a time (base camp) so it wouldn't do me any good except on the rare occasion that I'm actually hiking from place to place and thus on the move during the day.

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