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    My new tarp!

    Woo Hoo!

    No, not enough:

    WOO HOO, OH MAN WOO HOO!!!!

    Long story, sort of.

    Coffee got 9 yards of sil for me at a Ed Spear hangout in Hot Springs. Now, I can sew pretty good, have made a lot of clothing & such. But after practicing by making several stuff sacks & on scrap pieces of sil, I determined that I just couldn’t sew well enough to make a usable tarp.

    SO (sew?) I contacted Brian at OES & in a pitiful text said "HELP!!!" Being the great guy Brian is, he took pity on me & for a slight fee took my material & turned it into a beautiful 13.5' X 10' tarp, with 12 tie outs beautifully sewn. He even attached a figure 9 to each end of the ridgeline. Since Brian is in college, & there isn’t much room in a college dorm room I did the seam sealing, so I got to look at each stitch on the ridge: Straight as an arrow, & dead even in spacing & stuff. On BOTH sides!!!

    Just for the fun of it, I also checked the edges & attachment points, not a flaw in the lot of them.
    Due to the size, set up takes a little longer than my homemade MacCat type tarp, & as I wanted a rectangle tarp, it now takes 3 stakes per side instead of just 2, (adding time) BUT, it fits in a much much smaller space then my modified SG nylon camo tarp! The time diff is about an additional 30 seconds, so i don't care, that plus I have only set up 2X, I'll get faster as I go.

    As a rule, I do not get impressed easily (In fact it's d**** near impossible to impress me) BUT, I am VERY impressed with the quality of Brian’s work! And he only had my material for a few days, and is going to school.

    Need a tarp, or anything else OES makes, I say go for it!!!!!!

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    How dare you make a post like this and not include pictures.

    Congrats on the new tarp. How does the weight compare with the modified Gear Guide tarp you were using?
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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    How dare you make a post like this and not include pictures.
    If he's still using that ancient disposable camera technology I last saw him with it will take a while. He has to use up all of the pictures, then find somewhere that still knows how to process them. Then wait atleast an hour and pick them up.

    Oh Doctari, get them to put it on what's called a "CD". Just say the two letters to them and they will know what it is. That way you don't have to scan the pictures and go through all that exgtra trouble.
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    Yes, you cannot go wrong with an OES tarp.

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    You 2 are so funny, , , , not.

    Yea, I'm going to take pictures, but I need to get one of them there newfangled dig-e-tal cam-e-ras you young people am talking about

    I so want to show everyone, but can't,,, yet
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    No doubt, Brian's work has always been superb.
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
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    Nice buddy. Maybe you can draw a pic for us!

    Mine is still sitting in the closet. One of these days.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    Or maybe a tin-type? Lithograph? Silent film? Cave drawing?

    Will you have this one at the Winter Hangout?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nest View Post
    Oh Doctari, get them to put it on what's called a "CD". Just say the two letters to them and they will know what it is.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    When you have a backpack on, no matter where you are, you’re home.
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