Just a few pics of the tarp I just finished for H4H.
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This sil is from Noah Lamport that we have purchased with donated funds. I would like to thank those that have contributed so far. My sewing machine thanks you too. This is tarp #4, one more 12x10, and two 6x10's, so far.
12x10 foot, grey sil, factory seconds. In the pics you can see the blems in the sil (kind of looks wet), appears to be functional and waterproof. Just some weird silicone lines, no big deal.
Hope you like.
Ambulo tua ambulo.
More pics of a just completed tarp project. Added in some panel pulls.
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11 foot ridge, 10 foot wide.
(wind was pushing the sides in for some of the pics)
Ambulo tua ambulo.
I feel terrible that I wasn't able to get to making some of the gear sent out, so I sent arrowhead some cash for Haiti instead...
John of the shamed
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Lancaster County, PA
Hammock: WBBB DBL 1.7
Tarp: MacCat Deluxe
Insulation: KAQ,WB,Ham. Gear
Suspension: Dutch clips, strap
Package sent to you today, Gargoyle! Kids at the NY State School for the Deaf finally finished them up. Hope to post a pic of the group shot we took later on this week.
That's great news Harpo. Tell the kids thank-you for me and all of us here at HF.
Ambulo tua ambulo.
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Western NY
I am new here. This is my first post but wanted to check in on this one.
I actually just got back from Haiti on the 12th after a week on a mission trip. We worked mainly in a tent city in Port au Prince providing medical care. Our team consisted of a Medical Dr, ER Nurse and and EMT as well as pastoral staff and general help (where I fell in).
Two of the guys on our team brought hammocks and I decided at that point I needed to have one. That is what brought me here. I have been camping for years but it is time to get off the ground.
Anyway just wanted to say how much I appreciate what you all are doing for the Haitian people. The need is great. It is indescribable how bad things are there.
I am no expert but I did spend a week in a house in Haiti tremors, tarantulas and all. So if I can answer any questions I will certainly try.
Last edited by Meathook; 04-27-2010 at 08:27..
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: SW Idaho
Hammock: Black Bird 1.1 Dbl
Tarp: AHE Shangi La
Insulation: KAQ Prototype
Suspension: AHE Whoopie Slings
Welcome Meathook, Glad to have you here with us, I am sure the Gargoyle will have some things to ask you, his wife at least is going down in a couple months (not sure if he is going to make it) but some more first hand experience of what to expect would be helpful I am sure.
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Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Miami, FL
Tarp: BDD rect OESMacCat
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The fourth paragraph mentions that Patricia Arquette visited ...."to check in with welding students who are building the doors and roofing trusses for quake victims' new homes.".... it says that 54 houses are being built in Cite de Soleil.
What I was wondering is whether the Hammocks for Haiti could contact Ms. Arquette (she has a foundation) and suggest that strong hammock hooks be built into the walls.
We might then have another hammock making blitz to be included with these 54 houses.
Thanks for the link sandykayak. My wife has a mission team heading down in July. We are trying to coordinate with the orphanage what needs to be in place for hammocks. With all the day to day struggles the Haitians are facing, hammocks fall down the list, quickly.
When the mission team arrives, they will train and educate some folks on hammock how-to's, at least that is the plan!
My wife's team is limited in how much hammock-time is spent along with what the actual needs of the community really are. They are needed in other areas throughout the community. She is heading down to help the orphanage and community first. Hammocks will be an extra task, as time allows. We do have plans in place and time set aside for hammock education and instruction. From that point on, we plan that those who learned about the hammocks will spread the knowledge.
Hammocks will not be the focal point of her mission trip tho.
So many needs (monetary resources, fresh water, sanitation, food, shelter), I can only hope we can provide some relief with what's been given.
To date we have collected:
84 Hammocks, of varying sizes, styles and materials.
18 Tarps, again various sizes and materials.
30 mosquito nets of various sizes. Ranging from room size to hammock size.
Rope to hang the hammocks and tarps.
Assorted health and medical supplies.
This will be hand delivered in July! God willing!
I'll be happy to head-up any more efforts for years to come. My wife has plans to continue taking mission trips to Haiti. This seems to be the only reasonable way for us to ship items to the orphanage. And I would welcome the task of collecting the items that folks want to donate.
I've often thought it would be great to ensure that these donations get their full use, but with limited funds and resources in Haiti, it is difficult.
I would like to express my deep gratitude to this community, the mods and all those who found it in their hearts to donate!!
I am overwhelmed with the generosity and caring HF has shown.
This has been an incredible journey, and one I hope to continue.
Without all of you, this never could have happened!!
A special thank you to Paul Gibson, who helped in so many ways.
Ambulo tua ambulo.
With a sad and heavy heart..
We have recieved an email from our contact via the US Embassy in Haiti..
"Warning: all travelers to Haiti are being subjected to robberies, and two recent murders took place."
So, in light of this fact, the team has cancelled their trip.
According to our sources, the criminals are following relief workers/volunteers from the airport. Targeting would be help to the community. Sad.
If the embassy is posting travel warnings, its for good reason!
We've contacted the team and took a vote and for personal safety reasons we have decided that its not worth dying over. No matter how great our intentions are, security comes first.
We will make arrangements to have the items donated shipped down in the near future. I was eagerly looking forward to showing off pictures and telling the tales of the trip with you all! But having my wife and family alive is of greater importance.
Hopefully we can get the items into the proper hands and distribute them as planned. My anger and frustration over the crimal behavior is at an all time high. We are trying to help!! And a few bad apples...
So much hard work and effort has gone into this project, here and in the entire HF community.
My sincerest apologies, and I will keep you all informed and updated as news comes in.
I feel terrible about the circumstances, I wish I had better news.
Ambulo tua ambulo.