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    Senior Member Gris's Avatar
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    My IDK Tarp door/Jerry chair/pack cover/rain cape

    From the title you can tell that I donít know what to call it. For the last couple of months Iíve been thinking about building some multi function gear. Last week I got my Mamajamba so I finally was able to set it up to take the final measurements I needed. I was trying to figure out a way to make a single door for the tarp, and after seeing the video that BearChaser posted I got the idea I could make a cut in the door that would allow me to use it as a pack cover/rain cape and allow the suspension to pass through the door. After seeing all lot of pictures of wearable quilts I got the idea that I could fold it around me as a cape with the hardware I use to hook it to the tarp. Thanks also to JerryW for the idea to make the chair. As soon as I saw his dimensions that he put in his post I thought I could just add wings to that to form the door. Finally thanks to USMCStang for the idea to use Tyvec. I had a couple of rolls of Typar lying around the shop from previous additions and houses that Iíve built. Typar in my opinion is much stronger than Tyvec, but it comes with a weight penalty as well. The weight right now is 9.9 oz. After testing this out today Iíve decided to cut about a 1 foot wide by 3 foot tall dart out of the middle. The original dimension of 6 feet is just too long. I donít know how this will affect the weight but once Iím done I will post the new finished weight.
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    Looks great! Nothing better than multi multi purpose, did I say multi purpose?, gear. Also we have the same stand so plus one there!

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    I love multi purpose stuff. Nice project. Great job.

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    Excellent work. Nice multi-purposing!
    Integrating the hood is really clever.
    You got something here.

    Sil would be slippery as a seat, but maybe a panel of pu fabric for the seat area and sill wings could do the task?..hmmm, off to the laboratory. mamwaahaha. One in cuben?

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    You're on to something there .. once refined it'll become a mainstay in a lot of packs .. I like the width of it as a chair ..gives one room to sit and placement for cooking/eating .. nicely done
    "The wise man questions others wisdom because he questions his own, the foolish man because it is different from his own." Leo Stein

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    Senior Member Gris's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by gargoyle View Post
    Excellent work. Nice multi-purposing!
    Integrating the hood is really clever.
    You got something here.

    Sil would be slippery as a seat, but maybe a panel of pu fabric for the seat area and sill wings could do the task?..hmmm, off to the laboratory. mamwaahaha. One in cuben?


    I thought about Sil for material but I wanted something that could hold up abrasion as a pack cover/raincape. On the AT itís not so bad around here but on some of the lesser used trails here in Pa the trail runs right through thick brush and briars.
    Peace,
    Gris

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    Senior Member Gris's Avatar
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    I wanted to add a picture of it folded up to show how packs down. I still think after I use it over a couple of trips it will be easier to fold up and pack down to half its size right now. Iím on the fence as to whether to add the dart or not. I like the coverage it gives me as a pack cover and the dart would take away some of that coverage. After I have it out a couple of times in the rain I will make up my mind and post my results.
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    Really nice work! Though one of your pics reminded me of this from Holy Grail.
    "If animals could speak the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow, but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much."
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    Senior Member Gris's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mancat View Post
    Really nice work! Though one of your pics reminded me of this from Holy Grail.
    LOL the camera was dying the light was fading and it was the only picture that halfway came out that showed how the IDK would clip together up front. Trying to hitch into town nobody would pick me up with a face like that. By the way nice work on the Holy Grail reference.

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    Man this is killer... I think this might become the next staple of backpackers wish lists...

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