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    Snakeskins for tarp only

    How big snakeskins do I need for my 10x10ft (3x3m)tarp?

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    Are you making them yourself, or purchase? Also need to know what material your tarp is, thicker harder material will need larger skins than Cuben Fiber
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    Your tarp is 120 inches wide, so have them made larger to cover each other in the middle..
    Mountaingoat makes them to any specs.
    http://www.outdoortrailgear.com/cott...ntaingoatgear/

    Papa Smurf makes them to any specs I think,,
    http://www.mydiygear.com/

    You can get them from http://hennessyhammock.com/catalog/accessories/

    And
    http://wildernesslogics.com/Tarp-Skin-Tarp-skin.htm

    I really like the Wilderness logics and like em bigger than I need as they fit so nicely and cover each other in the middle better.

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    going to purchase
    Dont know what material, but I think its ticker than ultralight tarps.
    The weight of my 10x10 tarp is 24 oz if that helps

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    What about this one? http://www.ukhammocks.co.uk/shop/art...%26aid%3D29%26

    Will the XL snakesknis cover each other on my tarp?

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    email them your questions,,looks like they should do the trick,,and you would save on shipping maybe.

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    Just emailed UKhammocks

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    Make your own "snakeskins"

    I know you want to buy some snakeskins, but I just made a pair of snakeskins for my 10'x10' silnylon tarp that work great and took me about 1 hour to make from start to finish.

    My "snakeskins" are really "tarp tubes" in that they have the same diameter the whole way (they don't taper). I find this works just fine. They have drawstrings at each end.

    I cut (2) pieces of noseeum netting 1' wide x 6' long. I then add channels at each end for drawstrings and sew the tubes the long dimension with a 1/2" seam allowance. Both tubes together weigh 1.4 ounces. Smaller than 1' width makes tubes that are too tight to reach inside. I sew button holes for the drawstring holes, but you could just melt holes with a soldering iron, if that is easier.

    Sorry, I don't have the metric conversions.

    Best of luck.

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    What do you need drawstrings for? Sorry I have never seen snakeskins in real life

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    Quote Originally Posted by koffar View Post
    What do you need drawstrings for? Sorry I have never seen snakeskins in real life
    it helps to keep the tie out (cord) end of the tarp from coming out of the skins while skinning the tarp. Not required.

    It's easy enough to taper them a little.

    On the ends, the tarp is much, much smaller than in the middle. The mouth end of the skin needs to be large enough to handle the bulk.

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