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Sale, 25% off thru Feb 1


Bird Tarps

Cat Tarps

Flat Tarps

Pyramid 8×8

Bivysacks, Drawcord closure

 

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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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Just In Winter Thick Ultralight Foam Sleeping Pads


A new batch of Plastazote pads in 1/2″ thickness are  in. Very High R value for the weight and comes in double wide sizes for couples or hammock sleepers.

Plastazote Foam. Density 24. Black. Winter Thickness of 1/2″. Waterproof to a Hydrostatic Head of 3500 mm. R value of 2. Without dimples or ridges that collect snow in your snow shelter or rain under your tarp and soak your sleeping bag. Free Shipping in the USA. Three sizes from two person width to torso size. —– Two person size 40x60x1/2″ –weight 15 ounces One person size 20x60x1/2″ –weight 7.5 ounces Torso size 20x40x1/2″ –weight 5 ounces Available in the USA only due to shipping costs on bulky items.

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

foam and stuffsack

Ultralight foam, 1/2", 2 R

Ultralight foam, 1/2″, 2 R

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DIY ultralight dog dish


only .6 ounces 70 denier silicone coated nylon

only .6 ounces
70 denier silicone coated nylon

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Half bag/overbag


Using some pre quilted hollow fiber insulation and some Camo surplus nylon, sewed up a half bag. Fits over my down bag and ties to the side loops so it won’t slip off in the night. Allows extra insulation and weather resistance with minimal weight. My down jacket can serve as insulation on the top half.

Weighs 17 ounces.

synthetic half bag

synthetic half bag

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Add a tarp tie out point with just a piece of cord


Make serviceable tarps from just some coated fabric and cord.

 

Clove hitch

http://www.animatedknots.com/cloveend/

Barrel knot

http://www.climbing.com/video/triple-barrel-knot/

 

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Durability success-70 denier nylon with silicone/polyurethane blend coating


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.

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.

shower cap inside

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.

http://shop.bivysack.com

 

 

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