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    check out these folks

    I watched their videos to learn some knots, but check out their homemade tarp!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aPi13Qi-MU


    and the actual tarp design video;http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqaSY...hannel&list=UL

    Just shows that it does not take a lot of money to still be out the in the woods.
    Last edited by letstieoneon; 06-14-2012 at 15:36. Reason: oops

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    im doing it, then its off to mt ranier to test
    awwwww yeeaaah!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by evman View Post
    im doing it, then its off to mt ranier to test
    I think this is the best intro tarp, and certainly a simple and easy DIY tarp. I used a painter's plastic cloth for my first 'tarp only' camping excursions (cause I made exactly how I wanted) years ago.

    If the piece of plastic you get is double the size you need, then fold it over and cut 2 out at the same time. You don't need to tape both, just keep one cut the way you need away for when you need to make another or need to get a buddy a tarp. I found that the sheets were economical at roughly double the dimension I needed.

    I like to make them with clear duct tape so I can see the sun come up in the morning, and see outside better.

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    well, it worked like a dream, ended up getting more beer than rain on it, but oh well
    awwwww yeeaaah!!!

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    hmmm

    HMMM your original post said you 17, and you spilled beer all over your tarp. Good thing you sold that scooter!

    Glad to hear your project worked for you.

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    You ripped a piece of Tyvek in half? How'd you do that?!?!
    Love many, trust few & always paddle your own canoe. American Proverb

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    Quote Originally Posted by letstieoneon View Post
    HMMM your original post said you 17, and you spilled beer all over your tarp. Good thing you sold that scooter!

    Glad to hear your project worked for you.
    well, you caught me, i do have a beer every now and then but it definately wasn't me spilling all over. lets just say my hiking buddys are kinda rowdy, they leave no trace though
    awwwww yeeaaah!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.D. Cakes View Post
    You ripped a piece of Tyvek in half? How'd you do that?!?!
    high wind, bad idea on the ridgeline and lots of skill
    awwwww yeeaaah!!!

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    Gave up dirt bikes! I'm an pushing 50 and looking for my next racing three wheeler, you're too old to give up stuff like that!! You could at least mountain bike! I couldn't imagine not playing in the dirt.....that'd be ......, yeah, I just don't want to think about that.

    Come on dude, you're 17, cowboy up! You ain't gotta have cuben fiber gear, you're young an oughta be able to carry heavy stuff,,,and maybe less beer!



    Quote Originally Posted by evman View Post
    ooh, ouch. i figured i could at least have one hobby on the cheap, evidently that is not the case, I've already given up dirt bikes, cycling, and sailing. looks like hammocking/backpacking have to go to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtwheels View Post
    Gave up dirt bikes! I'm an pushing 50 and looking for my next racing three wheeler, you're too old to give up stuff like that!! You could at least mountain bike! I couldn't imagine not playing in the dirt.....that'd be ......, yeah, I just don't want to think about that.

    Come on dude, you're 17, cowboy up! You ain't gotta have cuben fiber gear, you're young an oughta be able to carry heavy stuff,,,and maybe less beer!
    well, not to get too much into my personal story but, my parents split up 5 years ago, my father has essentially made it clear he doesn't want anything to do with me. He stole my kx250, so i bought an older yamaha it, had to sell it because gas is expensive and minimum wage doesn't quite pay the bills, I would ride mtb but thats an initial 300$ investment i cant make. I would use a blue tarp but i need small pack down, my bag is small, lol Edit: what kinda trike do you ride?
    awwwww yeeaaah!!!

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