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    I Learn So Others Can Too FireInMyBones's Avatar
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    Video: Custom 10'x8' Cuben Tarp

    My new tarp is awesome. Since my hammock ridgeline is only 90" long I did not need an 11' ridgeline on my tarp. The ridgeline is cat-cut and the sides are all cat cut. The tie out points along the edge are 2.5', 5', and 2.5'. With the doors down the bottom is a square giving me a nice sized foot print on either side of the hammock. Since the tarp is mostly a rectangular tarp (the cat-cut ridgeline changes this a little) I can set it up as a lean-to or (worst case scenario) go to ground.

    The only thing I wish this tarp had, and was planning on it having is tie back points to hold back the doors. I want to be able to roll up the doors and tie them back. It is my understanding that Stormcrow will be sending me some cuben scraps to make them myself since I am a bit adamant about having them (the only downside?...the tarp will weigh a few grams more).

    -Jeremy

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    Great review!! Now I have tarp envy.
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    I Learn So Others Can Too FireInMyBones's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by babelfish5 View Post
    Great review!! Now I have tarp envy.
    Thanks. I get Dutch Oven envy watching your videos as I do not have one yet.
    By the way, did you ever try the tuna spread? If you made any changes to it or can think of how I can improve it, feel free to PM me. I'd be happy to learn what I can to make eating on the trail better.
    -Jeremy

    "If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen." 1 Peter 4:11

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    Great looking tarp Fireinmybones! Congrats on a fine piece of gear!

    Cheers

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    I Learn So Others Can Too FireInMyBones's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Callahan View Post
    Great looking tarp Fireinmybones! Congrats on a fine piece of gear!

    Cheers
    Thank you. It took me a while to save up for it, but it was worth it.
    -Jeremy

    "If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen." 1 Peter 4:11

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    Senior Member Ewker's Avatar
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    another fine product by HammockGear
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    Looks awesome! I really like the cat cut ridgeline and it for sure gives it a tighter pitch. Have fun with it.

    Fronkey

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    I Learn So Others Can Too FireInMyBones's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ewker View Post
    another fine product by HammockGear
    Agreed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fronkey View Post
    Looks awesome! I really like the cat cut ridgeline and it for sure gives it a tighter pitch. Have fun with it.

    Fronkey
    I did not know if I was going to like the ridgeline, but I love the tight pitch. I tend to get a bit anal about it.
    I am going to really enjoy this. Since I'll be adding the tie outs myself, that will give me experience with cuben... who knows where I'll go from here.
    -Jeremy

    "If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen." 1 Peter 4:11

    Quote Originally Posted by FLRider View Post
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    Thanks for the review...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireInMyBones View Post
    I wish this tarp...had...tie back points to hold back the doors....Stormcrow will be sending me some cuben scraps to make them myself...the only downside?...the tarp will weigh a few grams more.
    Awwww..boo-hoo!!!!

    Looks great, FIMB!!! That's an AWESME tarp!!!!!
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