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    Newbie Tarp ???????????

    I need info please. I'm looking for a trap that will NOT break the bank. I must cover a skeet beeter pro, wb blackbird. If I could find the right trees, would be nice to cover both at the same time. Don't want the kids getting wet. I don't want a wally word plastic trap.

    thanks

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    Re: Newbie Trap ???????????

    What's your budget... Covering two hammocks at once takes a pretty good sized tarp... Maybe two tadpoles from wilderness logics would get you better covered...
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    trap

    Id like to keep it under 50 if possible, however I will do what it takes for the kids.

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    If you want a great budget tarp, consider the camo tarp from Rural King. Its relatively lightweight and you can't beat the price.

    http://www.ruralking.com/tarp-camoflauge-8-x-10.html

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    You are going to want more than an 8x10 to try to cover two hammocks. That would be marginal for 1.
    YMMV

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    For the best money/size ratio I would suggest a 12 foot Kelty Noah's Tarp: http://www.austinkayak.com/products/...r-12-x-12.html

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    I used the winter tarp pattern to make a prototype tarp to see if I could do it before buying the material for it and too make sure it was going to be the size I needed. I bought two of the 2 mil plastic painters drop cloths from Lowes for $3 per drop cloth and used a few strips of gorrila tape for the ridge to seam them together. and used gorilla tape to beef up the tie out points and make the pullouts with. I planned to use it 1 night just to make sure its what I wanted and I have since used it about 15 nights. It has held up great. I just use it for car camping because of the weight about 3 pounds but it would be a cheap alternative if you would like to try a DIY project. It is a huge tarp and I have used it in snow, rain, wind and it has held up very well believe it or not

    http://www.backwoodsdaydreamer.com/diy-guides/tarps/

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    trap

    great info, please keep it coming.

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    it's a TARP....I'm so disappointed. I thought somehow noobies were getting "Trapped" by something. That would be cool to see.....;-)

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    is this for car camping or will you need something lightweight and less bulky to backpack with the tarp?
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    The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy,
    while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn."
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