MICRO CORD 1.2 MM,
Tiny, but with a firm finish that holds knots well and doesn’t abrade easily.
Super light you can carry less than an ounce and have lots for tarp set ups, compass lanyards, emergency shoe laces. Fits in most cord locks, even the smallest.
Misc. colors, our choice
Correct sequence for quick and easy Pyramid Tarp set up.
Zip and buckle door.
Stake out four corners in a perfect square.
unzip door and put up pole till fabric taut.
zipe and buckle door
add additional tie outs if needed for wind or snow.
Testing a new mini pyramid.
Three straps are included with the pyramid tarps. With these you can make a long pole for setting up a pyramid tarp using two trekking or ski poles. Using adjustable trekking poles makes the tarp pole adjustable too.
two poles 3 straps
Strap thru wrist loops
Layout other straps
Buckle and tighten center strap around poles
Tighten all straps
Place tip protector on pole end
Tip end to protect tent fabric
Keep your group out of the bugs
Bug A Mid
Adjustable Pole height
Teach lessons, Debrief, Play music, Dine.
Thanks to Nature Bridge for the Photos
Oware was and early adopter of Cuben Fiber for extremely light shelters.
Cuben Fiber tents for long expedition. 2 person 12 ounces, 1 person 8 ounces.
Shower cap made of 70 denier ripstop nylon with a .5 oz silicone and polyurethane blend coating.
14 years continuous use. Coating still waterproof. No fraying. The elastic needs to be replaced, the rubber wore out.
The fabric is used in tarps and tents for hard use applications. Outdoor schools, rentals etc. Custom made in small batches or seasonally available in stock. Current color is yellow.
“Amazing quality, Dave! This was my first ever pitch of a pyramid tarp and it took me only a couple of minutes. Looking forward to using this for multi day backcountry skiing, backpacking, river running, mountain biking, etc. Thank you, Scott”
Some of nylon’s stretch can be mitigated by how the fabric pieces are cut out. Curves etc. in seams and hems can help maintain shape. I far as I know, nylon is still the fabric of choice for shock absorption (parachutes, ropes) and does a good job for shelters suddenly loaded by wind or snow.
It does sag a bit at times from temperature drops or moisture. In something like a pyramid tarp, having a method for adjusting the pole upward to take up slack from within the shelter is nice. If your tarp pole is not adjustable, this could be as simple as having a stone handy to place underneath the pole. If you use outside shear poles, reaching under the hem and pulling the two pole bottoms inward can do the same.
Two wooden poles can be lasted to hold the tarp up from outside.
Be sure in any case or fabric type you stake out the hem in the right shape. On a symmetrical 4 sided mid, a diamond shape instead of a perfect square will produce saggy walls with any fabric. Floored shelters are easier to get the stake out pattern correct. On a floorless shelter you could tie tiny cords corner to corner to insure proper and repeatable layouts.
Silnylon floors for Pyramid Tarps.
This one is for the 10×10′ pyramid (8×8′ plus sidewalls) and weighs 17 oz.
Has 8 tie outs and tie ups around hem to maintain the bathtub type walls. Clips to mitten hooks inside tent. $120 shipped.