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    Senior Member c0wb0y_hubs's Avatar
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    Talking VIDEO - Retractable Tarp Mod

    So after just one trip with my new tarp, I was already brainstorming the idea of how to enjoy the stars and have rain protection without leaving the hammock. I made a small model to test a few designs, and eventually came up with one I was happy with.

    I did a search, but didn't see anything like this, so this is the first I have ever seen in the area of semi-selfdeploying tarps.

    So without further a due........

    THE BWDD DIY RETRACTABLE HEX TARP 2.1


    Let me know what you think.


    As a side note, I would love to learn how to embed a youtube video rather than just having links.
    Leonard Outdoors Custom Antler Handle Fire Starters

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    That's pretty clever! And you need to copy the number and letters at the end of the YouTube URL and paste it between the YouTube things that come up when you hit the YouTube button on here....sorry I know that's a terrible description


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    Senior Member c0wb0y_hubs's Avatar
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    [QUOTE=hikingdad;1007411]That's pretty clever! And you need to copy the number and letters at the end of the YouTube URL and paste it between the YouTube things that come up when you hit the YouTube button on here....sorry I know that's a terrible description


    Thanks! I'll have to remember that when I'm ready to post another video.
    Leonard Outdoors Custom Antler Handle Fire Starters

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    VIDEO - Retractable Tarp Mod

    That's pretty darn cool, the last hang I went too the stars were so bright and I was kind of wishing I could lay in my hammock and watch the stars for a while, but there was rain in the forecast, very cool idea.

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    Sweet idea! thanks for posting it

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    VIDEO - Retractable Tarp Mod

    Cool! I'll have to try that.

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    That's a super idea. I may try that, thanks.

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    Well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCfree View Post
    Sweet idea! thanks for posting it
    +1
    Great, another diy for my list
    Need to try this with my kelty footprint repurposed to tarp.

    Normallly not a fan of ridgelines under a tarp but this is a good reason to reconsider that position.

    Nice work, thanks for sharing the video.

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    Wait, that's friggin awesome. I need some details on how you did this. Can you spell it out or even better give us a doodle drawing of what you have going on there? Thanks for sharing.

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