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Make Your Own Backpacking Tarp Kits


DIY Kits for 5×8′, 9×9′ and 10×10′ ultralight tarps

How to Video Steps

1 Sew Reinforce Panel Tie Outs

2 Sew Tarp Center Seam, 1st Pass

3 Top Stitch Center Seam, 2nd Pass

4 Sew Reinforced Tie Out to Center of Tarp Along Seam

5 Sewing the hem and inserting reinforcements

6 Sewing on the webbing

 

 

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Tarp Kit, DIY 5×8 Backpacking Tarp


 

 

 

 

 

You provide the sewing machine, labor and thread.

https://bivysack.com/shop/ols/products/tarp-kit-5×8-30-denier-silicone-nylon

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Neat Link on Making a Closed Cell Sleeping Pad into a Folding Version


Hot scoring foam to make a folding sleeping pad/pack frame.

 

 

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Micro Cord now an option for Tarp and Bivysack Purchases


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

or Black

https://bivysack.com

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Group Tarps on a BSA High Adventure


Great Example of using paddles for tarp poles.

Photos curtesy of Stephen Miller.

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Setting up a pyramid


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.

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Oware bug shelter for a group.


Keep your group out of the bugs

Bug A Mid

 

 

 

 

 

Adjustable Pole height

Teach lessons, Debrief, Play music, Dine.

Ultralight

Thanks to Nature Bridge for the Photos

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How to replace a zipper slider


Usually the first part of a zipper to wear out is the slider. The metal wears away over time and no longer pushes the zipper teeth together. Replacing the slider is often a simple matter and takes only a blade or seam ripper and a needle and thread. If you have an Oware product with a worn out slider, contact me and I will send you a new slider for free. Here is a couple of videos on replacing a slider on a bug bivy.

Zip slider replacement Part 1

Zip slider replacement a part 2

 

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New size solo tarp. 6×9.5 feet


Flat 6×9.5′ long solo tarp shelter for 1. Plenty of coverage without excess weight.

Available in subtle colors or a standout in night and day – orange with white.

8 reinforced web tie outs around hem, and 2 tie outs centered over feet and head.

Price includes shipping in the USA, and a stuff sack.

30 Denier Silnylon various colors weighs 11 oz. 70d double thick silnylon in yellow weighs aprox 20 oz.

One seam along the center running the short distance (side to side lying underneath)

Notes- fabric is NOT flame retardant, keep away from heat and flame.

Tarp 6×9.5′- Buy it here

flat tarp 1.6 6x9.5'

flat tarp 1.6 6×9.5′

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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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