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  1. #61
    MAD777's Avatar
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    I have made hex tarps and I have made gathered end hammocks. It's a lot easier to make a hammock than a tarp. Also, waterproof materials are more expensive than non-waterproof materials, generally (there's the occasional fire sale).

    That's why tarps are more expensive than hammocks.
    Mike
    "Life is a Project!"

  2. #62
    Senior Member Barefoot Child's Avatar
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    I agree with AngrySparrow....the TARP IS your Primary shelter and the hammock is just an accessory...a suspended bivy.

    Besides...all good things are worth the wait.

    Just sayin'
    "If'n I'm gonna fall, someone is gonna' watch."
    Sean Emery

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammonkey View Post
    TIL Shug is the Stig.
    Holy Crap!

    He left his helmet on the shelf! Who knew? The Stig has been revealed!

  4. #64
    Whoooo Buddy)))) Shug's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammonkey View Post
    TIL Shug is the Stig.
    It is time for me to come clean........
    The Stig Shug
    Whoooo Buddy)))) I Love Onions, Grits, Greens, Livermush, NC Style BBQ, Potted Meat, Anchovies, 'Naner Puddin", Peanut Butter Pie, Red Velvet Cake and Cocoa and Straaaaaawwwwberrrry Milk and Coffee Crisps....
    I Hope Heaven has a Bakery!!!!



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  5. #65
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    You can get one for under a $100.00 at Etowah ultralight outfitters. I love both of mine.
    High ground is dry ground!
    Moondoggy

  6. #66
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    My tarp cost 3X more than my hammock - went with cuben fiber to save weight

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    My hubby, Bigfoot2, just bought me an Arrowhead Toxiway in LYLAC Isn't he soo SWEET? The Toxiway is a great deal at only $95.00 and Paul has always been super fast to ship things out.

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  8. #68
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    Buying a tarp...

    Are you car camping...then weight is not a problem
    ....go with the bigggest cheapest tarp you can find

    Are you backpacking....then weight is an issue
    ....silnylon is the best bang for the buck
    ....cuben is the most $$$$ but weighs the least.

    Can you sew...then check out plans for a Black cat tarp and make your own

    I own 5 tarps right know, each one gets used depending on the time of year and weather. I am taking a sewing class (with the wife) at the local community college to learn how to use my (our) thread injector so I can try making some of my gear.
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    I am 18 with 42 years of experience.

    Hammock Hangers...taking over the world..2 trees at a time !

    Warbonnet BB 1.7 and a whole lot of other great gear from the vendors on HF

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    If you want a decent sized inexpensive tarp that already has tie outs and what not, see if you can find a British DPM Basha. If you can find the real ones they are very durable, water proof and only mostly heavy (22oz). They measure at about 8.5 X 5.5 which isn't perfect but they work.

    I actually keep one in my Jeep as an emergency roof when I'm running no doors or top.

  10. #70
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    Quote Originally Posted by termite View Post
    If you want a decent sized inexpensive tarp that already has tie outs and what not, see if you can find a British DPM Basha. If you can find the real ones they are very durable, water proof and only mostly heavy (22oz). They measure at about 8.5 X 5.5 which isn't perfect but they work.

    I actually keep one in my Jeep as an emergency roof when I'm running no doors or top.
    That's not a bad idea. The shipping on eBay.co.uk to the US is ridiculous, but I think I have a workaround for that...

    You may have hit the nail on the head!

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