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Setting up a Pyramid Tarp, Printable Directions


Pyramid SetUp

PDF on directions to set up Pyramid and to lash two trekking poles together with provided web straps to make tall tent pole.

Buy pyramids here.

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Two Person Bivysack Sale


Save up to $30 on a two person bivysack.

https://bivysack.com/shop/ols/products/bivysack-two-person

Two Person Bivysack

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Outdoor Schools-Solo Tarps and Covid-19 Protocols


Individual shelters could be part of social distancing protocols for camps and outdoor schools.

I offer special pricing on solo tarps for groups.

$25 70 denier nylon with a .25 oz urethane coating, 8 tie outs around the hem, tan or grey. The finished measurements after hemming are 4’10” X 8’.
$25 30 denier nylon with .3 oz. silicone/urethane blend coating, white. 5’X8’.
$27 30 denier type 66 nylon with .25 silicone coating, grey or red. 5’X8’.
$37 70 denier with .75 oz. urethane coating, 9 tie outs (one over foot or in center as  requested), tan, 6’X8’
$40 70 denier with .75 oz. urethane coating, 9 tie outs (one over foot or in center as  requested), tan, 6’X9’
Prices include stuff sack but not shipping.
Contact – dave@bivysack.com, 509-868-1102

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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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Closed Cell Foam Sleeping Pads 10% Off


Coupon code Foam

Three sizes 

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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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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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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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