Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 37
  1. #21
    Hangandy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    BC, Canada
    Hammock
    Snipe (Wilderness Logics)
    Tarp
    Cloudburst w/ Flyz
    Insulation
    HG Pheonix *20
    Suspension
    Whoopies/Hooks
    Posts
    400

    Recommended Tarp Shopping List

    I thought I'd add an update for anyone wanting to pick up the best accessories out there for a tarp, but especially for an UGLY tarp http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=51374

    1. 1 pair of Tarp Flyz ($15) http://www.outdoortrailgear.com/featured/dutch-flyz/

    2. 1 pair of Clip-on Tarp Pull Outs ($8.75) http://www.outdoortrailgear.com/feat...arp-pull-outs/

    3. 75' of Zing-it line ($5.50 per 25' would be $16.50) http://www.outdoortrailgear.com/featured/rope/

    4. 1 Pair of Mesh Tarp Sleeves ($25 shipped) http://www.outdoortrailgear.com/cott...orage-sleeves/

    5. 4 pair ($1.49 a pair) of mini line-loks. http://hammockforumsstore.webs.com/a...s/show/1473737

    With shipping for the line-loks and Dutchware around $10 altogether that adds up to about $80. That may look like now your tarp is expensive, but most folks here upgrade to these materials anyway so the cost is a savings long term. Of course if you want to go inexpensive, you could use paracord and in place of COTPOs use a marble and shockcord. Not as quick to set-up, but its a matter of preference.

    My recommend for stakes is 4 aluminum tri-stakes such as the $2.50 http://www.rei.com/product/682543/msr-ground-hog-stake and 4 Ti tent stakes http://gossamergear.com/shelters/she...stake-184.html at $2.50 each. The reason for the two types is it gives you extra versatility depending on your soil conditions. I find the Ground Hogs better for soft or sandy soil, and the Ti stakes better for hard clay or frozen ground. Recommend you always bring a couple backups.
    Last edited by Hangandy; 05-05-2012 at 12:08.
    "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do in the country when you happen upon two trees spaced 15 feet apart." (John F. Kennedy's neighbor Jim)

  2. #22
    Senior Member SCWalker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Upstate,SC USA
    Hammock
    Gill Net
    Tarp
    Pine Tree
    Insulation
    Ivey Leaves
    Suspension
    Rock N Root
    Posts
    119
    If you want a seam in tyvek without sewing,use outdoor carpet tape.People have been using carpet tape to make tyvek and poly tarp boat sails for years.It can be had in narrower widths and from most big box home improvement stores.Wipe the area to be taped with a damp cloth to make sure there is no dust to keep the tape from sticking.

    http://www.lowes.com/pd_256882-14510...ape&facetInfo=

  3. #23
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Indianapolis, IN
    Hammock
    WBRR D1.7
    Tarp
    WB Cloudburst
    Insulation
    Marmot Plasma 15
    Suspension
    Adjustable webbing
    Posts
    71
    Pretty cool!

  4. #24
    Member OdieGreen's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Stansbury Park, UT
    Hammock
    DIY Double Layer Hammock
    Tarp
    9x12 Tyvek
    Insulation
    Wool Blanket
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    82
    Images
    10

    packability

    I know this thread is a little old but I was wondering how you pack your 9x12 tyvek tarp? While Tyvek doesn't weigh any more than good silnylon, it doesn't pack down as tight. On the other hand, it is more waterproof than the best silnylon. As a former groud dweller, my first tarp was a 9x12 sheet of Tyvek. I know of about 11 different ways to pitch a 9x12 tarp depending on the situation. I am new to hammock camping and living in Utah, there are many places our scouts go to camp that do not have suitable trees so having a tarp of Tyvek, that could double as a groudcloth, would be much more durable.

    Thanks!

    BTW, if anyone is interested in my diagram of the different ways to pitch a 9x12 tarp, I could probably dig it up.
    Keep it simple. The more crap you have and the more complicated it is, the more likely it is to break. Get back to basics man!

  5. #25
    Senior Member easttex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Kingwood, TX
    Hammock
    DIY
    Tarp
    WL Tadpole;DIY
    Insulation
    HGIncubator
    Suspension
    Whoopie slings
    Posts
    448

    Have no fear, UGLY Tarp is here!

    Hey Odie. I made a Tyvek tarp as well and you're right, it does not pack well. I used tarp skins with mine and just rolled it up the best I could.

    This is the one I made-


  6. #26
    Senior Member mbcruzin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Murrells Inlet SC
    Hammock
    BIAS XL Camper, ENO DN
    Tarp
    10x10 BCUSA
    Insulation
    PLUQ
    Suspension
    WS, TH, ET
    Posts
    964
    Images
    25
    I've seen sticky tabs on eBay that can be glued on as tie outs. A pack of 16 was 14.98 with free shipping.
    Life looks better from a BIAS hammock.
    Google+
    Spring Swing Sign up Sheet

  7. #27

    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    prescott WI
    Hammock
    warbonnet BB, dream hammock, BMBH
    Tarp
    WB superfly
    Insulation
    AHE jarbidge
    Suspension
    woopies
    Posts
    290
    love it!!

  8. #28
    Senior Member Taliesin96's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Cobourg,On Canada
    Hammock
    Diy 1.1 DL - Diy 1.7 DL
    Tarp
    Diy Silnylon,
    Insulation
    SB con to UQ
    Suspension
    Whoopies & Webbing
    Posts
    140
    Quote Originally Posted by OdieGreen View Post
    I know this thread is a little old but I was wondering how you pack your 9x12 tyvek tarp? While Tyvek doesn't weigh any more than good silnylon, it doesn't pack down as tight. On the other hand, it is more waterproof than the best silnylon. As a former groud dweller, my first tarp was a 9x12 sheet of Tyvek. I know of about 11 different ways to pitch a 9x12 tarp depending on the situation. I am new to hammock camping and living in Utah, there are many places our scouts go to camp that do not have suitable trees so having a tarp of Tyvek, that could double as a groudcloth, would be much more durable.

    Thanks!

    BTW, if anyone is interested in my diagram of the different ways to pitch a 9x12 tarp, I could probably dig it up.
    interested in the diagram thanks
    I've taken a vow of poverty. To annoy me, send money.

  9. #29
    Member OdieGreen's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Stansbury Park, UT
    Hammock
    DIY Double Layer Hammock
    Tarp
    9x12 Tyvek
    Insulation
    Wool Blanket
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    82
    Images
    10
    Quote Originally Posted by Taliesin96 View Post
    interested in the diagram thanks
    I couldnt find my original diagram so I am working on recreating it.
    Keep it simple. The more crap you have and the more complicated it is, the more likely it is to break. Get back to basics man!

  10. #30
    Member OdieGreen's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Stansbury Park, UT
    Hammock
    DIY Double Layer Hammock
    Tarp
    9x12 Tyvek
    Insulation
    Wool Blanket
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    82
    Images
    10
    Quote Originally Posted by easttex View Post
    Hey Odie. I made a Tyvek tarp as well and you're right, it does not pack well. I used tarp skins with mine and just rolled it up the best I could.

    This is the one I made-

    What are the specs on your tarp? Dimensions? Weight? etc...
    Keep it simple. The more crap you have and the more complicated it is, the more likely it is to break. Get back to basics man!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •