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    jnunniv's Avatar
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    First hang successful, but need tarp advise

    After a week or two of lurking, I bought a GTUL to try this out. I figured for the price, I couldn't go wrong.

    I did a little DIY on the tree straps and tarp, using what I had around the house. Well, now I won't go back to the ground. I've already purchased proper tree straps, whoopie slings, and an adjustable ridgeline.

    BUT I need some tarp advise. I live in the south, and am a fair weather camper - so nothing too extreme is needed. Can a decent quality (but light) tarp be had for under $100? If so, where?

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    I would just watch the FS forum, there are always tarps going for a great price.

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    Don't let life get in the way of living.

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    Senior Member rip waverly's Avatar
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    wilderness logics has some great deals--

    the tadpole is a fantastic 'fair-weather' tarp....perfect size imho
    and add the +2 panel ties for 10$ = free shipping

    warbonnet also makes a great tarp called the edge -
    and an asym diamond which looks mighty fine, too
    "Jeff-Becking"

    DOWNTOWN BROWN!!!!

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    Have you considered making your own out of either plastic sheeting or Tyvek? But watching the forums for one for sale is good advice as they seem to be offered here on a regular basis.

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    Gear guide 12x12

    This is what I went after using Walmart blue tarp for my first hang several people seemed excited about them so I thought is was a good cheap alternative they are $25 including shipping google gear guide 12x12
    Hope this helps upon further review several other forum members found out that these tarps aren't what they use to be and have canceled or returned them as am I
    Last edited by BulletprufTiger; 03-29-2012 at 22:55. Reason: New info obtained about recommendation

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    i've got a mamajamba from warbonnet noted about and an oes maccat deluxe from oes http://www.outdoorequipmentsupplier....ccat_tarps.php and both are just over $100 and are worth it. you could get a 70D from hennessyhammocks but it's a little heavier. i would recommend either of my first two recommendations. you will need to spend about $20 or so for some hardware/lines.
    http://smartoutdoors.webs.com/ elephant trunks, tarp keys and crosses

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    I have an OES and am happy with it, but it was about $125 (I got the slightly bigger deluxe). Paul at Arrowhead, however, just lowered the prices on a couple of really good looking tarps to under $100. I would be strongly temped to go that route. He makes good stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rip waverly View Post
    wilderness logics has some great deals--

    the tadpole is a fantastic 'fair-weather' tarp....perfect size imho
    and add the +2 panel ties for 10$ = free shipping

    warbonnet also makes a great tarp called the edge -
    and an asym diamond which looks mighty fine, too
    Great advice here.

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    Senior Member rip waverly's Avatar
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    OES and brian are back! and have been applauded as a premium choice since '05.

    having owned one or 3, the workmanship is the best i've ever seen.

    possible piece of tarp history if you choose the maccat standard.

    options - options - and more.

    good luck on your search.
    "Jeff-Becking"

    DOWNTOWN BROWN!!!!

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