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    Quote Originally Posted by gargoyle View Post
    If sil is only availabe in solid colors, what is claytor and hh making their tarps from??
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    Quote Originally Posted by texron View Post
    I see a lot of talk about camo tarps as of late and it got me thinking, (uh oh) I was driving to school today and saw how green everything is. (it's been raining a lot the last couple days) It seems to me that a camo tarp, like The Claytor Diamond Fly, would actually stick out in that environment, no? Wouldn't just a green tarp be as good in this case? Seems like the Claytor, and those like it might be better suited the fall season? Any thoughts as I'm about to snag a tarp soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gargoyle View Post
    If sil is only availabe in solid colors, what is claytor and hh making their tarps from??
    I can't speak for HH, but Claytor tarps are PU coated.
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    Here are some alternatives to civvie camo tarps...

    1. Aus army AUSCAM "Hootchie" Tarp (this is what I use) - http://www.cadetshop.com.au/shop/pro...sCat=0_356_622 This is THE absolute best price I have ever seen on one of these - A$34.95. Incidentally, have you ever seen those Ray Mears "survival" shows on cable? This is what he uses as his ground shelter.

    2. UK Army "Basha" Tarp - Same as above but in UK DPM camo (similar colours to woodland) - http://www.survival-school.org/Defau...0&ProductID=83 UK 31.50

    3. USMC Woodland MARPAT/Coyote reversible field tarp - Total rip off of the Australian Hootchie (like the UK Basha) but reversible. http://www.us-elitegear.com/catalog/usmc-field-tarp.htm - The price here appears to be a little steep. I've seen em for US$75 shipped on that nasty auction site.

    The Hootchie/Basha/Field Tarp is perfectly adaped for use with a hammock. I just got home from literally months in the jungle using my HH and a Hootchie as a tarp. You sling it asym and it works with much better coverage than the standard HH tarps.

    My Hootchie weighs around 700g (25 OZ?).

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    My camo hootchie tarp...


    This photo is for a quick setup. You'll notice some bits hanging free. The tarp is tied to the same pegs used for the side tie-outs on the hammock. I've used it like this many times in the rain with zero problems. In the wind though, it can get annoying from the flapping. For a little more living space, I'll peg it out completely.

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    Nice set-up, my friend has a hunting coat in a similar pattern, he absolutely disappears in the woods, blends in nice in lots of different settings.

    This is a camo netting product that looks very good, I've seen it at the stores and hunting shows. It could be draped over the tarp for concealment. A leafy looking string set up, the hunting blind is not included. But it says it weighs 1.6 lbs., so its a little heavy. It looked well madehttp://www.ameristep.com/accessories/3322_cover.html

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