Category Archives: cat tarp

More Cat Tarp 2’s available now with more side tie outs


Cat  Tarp 2 now with 12 tie out points

Cat Tarp 2 now with 12 tie out points

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Line Locs, How To Add To Existing Tent Tie Outs


Use a 12" or longer piece of 2-3 mm cord. Use a 2 wrap prussic knot on the Line Lock. Form a loop in the cord.

Use a 12″ or longer piece of 2-3 mm cord. Use a 2 wrap prussic knot on the Line Lock. Form a loop in the cord.

Girth hitch (Larks Foot) the loop around the tarp or tent tie out.

Girth hitch (Larks Foot) the loop around the tarp or tent tie out.

Buy linelocs here
http://shop.bivysack.com/product.sc?productId=88&categoryId=10

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Quick Release Tautline Hitch


A better Tautline Hitch

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Seam on cuben tarp


Cat Tarp 1.5 cuben fiber. Center seam photo. Felled seam, then taped.

 

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Cat Tarp, the original


CatTarp TM

Home of the backpacking tarp with the catenary cut to the ridgeline. And the first ones made of silicone coated nylons and Cuben Fiber TM laminates. We coined the term “cat cut” to describe and differentiate this new feature on our tarps from others on the market.  By using this curve, it takes stretch and bag out of the fabrics and enables the tarp to be a “hummer not a flapper” with fewer tie outs and stakes in high wind.

Others may have copied the name, descriptions, even drawings from Oware.   Not all tarps with “cat” in the  name are made the same way or have 26 years of tarp making experience and goodwill behind them.

Dave Olsen

Oware

See them here

http://shop.bivysack.com/category.sc?categoryId=7

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2.4 Pound Extreme Ultralight Pack–On the Appalachian Trail


A friend, Alan Dixon, show an example of how to really get that pack weight down for a 90 mile hike

in the fall. Notice the Cat Tarp 1.5 in Cuben fiber.

http://www.adventurealan.com/2-4_index.htm

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Foam Pads for winter, Line Loc 3’s option on tarps


Add a thick foam pad to your sleep system to insure a warm sleep as frost approaches.

http://shop.bivysack.com/product.sc?productId=80&categoryId=3

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Also now, line loc’s can be added to existing tarps for those that like the convenience of adjusting

the tarp cords from inside or outside the shelter.

http://shop.bivysack.com/product.sc?productId=94

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