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    Snow stealth.

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    There has been success painting Tyvek with Krylon Fusion as well as using leather shoe dye.

    Quote Originally Posted by gargoyle View Post
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    2 Flyz is better.

    Quote Originally Posted by ezadventurer View Post
    That looks like a great setup without the additional steps of sewing. Might be a good candidate for my next tarp. I just recently bought a Dutch setup with a Dutch Hook and Tarp Flyz (1 one them...maybe Tarp Fly?). In my case, it was to set up my tarp on a separate ridgeline from my hammock. I will have my tarp connected via prusiks and soft shackles which brings up a question on your setup. Do you think it would be better to use 2 Tarp Flyz rather than a Dutch Hook and 1 Tarp Flyz? In my case, when I encounter trees of varying distance, I can adjust the centering of the tarp using the prusiks. I don't see how you will adjust the centering of your tarp on the end with the Dutch Hook without using some kind of knot to adjust the length of the ridgeline on that side. Perhaps I am missing an easy explanation and would be interested in how you are centering the tarp in this case. Thanks.

    ez
    You're bang on about using 2 Flyz. The only reason I didn't is because I only had one. Next order I'm getting some more. What I did in the interim was add a prussik shackle on the end with the hook. Hooks are great for quick attach, but they don't let you adjust the tarp position on one end.
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    Very nice how-to page. Very simple with all the info needed referenced.

    I've been trying to decide between going the route of a tyvek tarp versus coated nylon sew-up option. What was the weight of your 12x9?

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    Weight?

    Hi 100 mile runner.

    I haven't weighed it yet, but it seems around the 2 lb mark with line clips and tarp sleeves all factored in. For the size it's surprisingly light. It seems well in line (weight by size) with my HH Hexfly 30D Silnylon. Also, while I mentioned it cost me $30 for the Tyvek, that was with shipping to Canada. The Tyvek itself was about $15.

    Update:

    The supplier I get it from says the following;

    "Tyvek Homewrap Specifications:

    Weight (first things first!): I have measured and weighed it carefully at 1.7 oz/square yard. A 4 x 7 foot piece weighs about 5.25 ounces.
    Width: Exactly 9 feet.
    Length: Order any quantity of length you like (measured in feet)."

    Knowing that 9ft by 12ft is 12 yards, then the weight (before adding Zing-it) should be 20.4 oz or just over 1.25 pounds. I guess my estimate was overly conservative.

    Cheers
    Last edited by Hangandy; 04-24-2012 at 03:06.
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    Man I like this. Got the wheels a turning.

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    Tyvek fire tarp, hmmm....that is a great idea. Great for a communal area on a rainy day.
    I haven't used Tyvek before but this seems like a great project.

    How well does the Tyvek stand up to embers? I would think it takes a sizeable ember to put a hole in Tyvek. A much larger ember than would come from a small under tarp fire.
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    Fire rating

    I set my fire tarp high so have never had a spark, even if you do you could pick up a roll of Tyvek tape for cheap on Ebay.
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    that's a great job, I love it. And it's not much heavier than my MacCat Deluxe o.O (and a few inches bigger in either dimension, too)

    Definitely loads cheaper lol. Again, nicely done.

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    Nice job and great how to instructions
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