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Dinkey Dome top rope wall topo


Found these climbs with Robert A. on an early season Outward Bound Course. Fun short top rope climbs for Dinkin around.

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Dinkey+Dome&hl=en&sll=47.442279,-122.295848&sspn=0.141642,0.258865&oq=Dinkey+Dome&hnear=Dinkey+Dome&t=h&z=14

dinkey dome wall

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Sump screen


A sump screen can be a lightweight help in reducing your environmental impact
on the wild places you love. By straining the food particles from your dishwater,
you dissuade animals from digging up the soil where your dishwater is drained,
and help keep them wild and unaccustomed to humans. This is especially important
on popular trails and camping areas. Help keep the chipmunks, marmots, jays, raccoons, skunks, coyotes, deer, and bear safe and out of other users gear.

I like a square panel of noseeum netting leftover from tents and bivysack manufacture.

Sump screen of noseeum netting

Sump screen of noseeum netting

I will send a piece with each order from Oware if you will note you want one in the comment
section of the order.

Questions?
509-685-0125
do@owareusa.com

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Alphamini Photos


Alphamini Photos

Take a pyramid tarp, cut it in half and add an A Frame door and you have the Alphamid TM. Half Pyramid floorless shelter 4×8 by 5′ feet tall. 30d silnylon Weighs 13.5 oz A floorless tarp which is quick to set up, light and inexpensive. A favorite for winter campers, it can be set up over a snow pit for extra roominess. It includes a stuff sack. Use your ski probe poles, hang it from a tree limb or order the separate shock corded pole to set it up. Just clip the buckle at the bottom of the door, zip up the zipper, stake out the four corners evenly and put up the pole. Additional tie outs are on the center seams. The apex is reinforced , the zipper is a #5 coil. The taller steeper pitch sheds snow and rain much better than the competitors shelters as well a providing more headroom. Includes 1 oz. pole connector (3 webbing straps) so you can use two trekking or ski poles to make a height adjustable pole. Fabric is not flame retardant and will burn and melt when in contact with high heat or flame. Keep away from camp stoves, gas lanterns, campfires etc.
Great shelter for Search and Rescue-very light and you can set it up over a prone victom without
moving them. Current color is grey.

http://shop.bivysack.com/product.sc?productId=39&categoryId=4

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Neo Bivy Now available


Now here. New bivy with side zip and room for a Neo Air pad along with a thick down bag and you.

Various fabrics.

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http://shop.bivysack.com/product.sc?productId=101&categoryId=2

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Quick Release Tautline Hitch


A better Tautline Hitch

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Hangable Food Sacks


Large stuffsacks to hang your food out of reach of varmints.  Custom made for school or troop. Photo shows the extra large version made of 1000 denier Cordura . Holds about two weeks worth of dried food.  Comes with webbing and double pass nylon buckle so only one bag need be detached at a time from your hang. Retro-reflective web on bottom so you can easily find your hang in the night to check for critters. Various fabrics available including 30d, 210d, 420d and 1000d coated nylon. Even Cuben Fiber if you have to have the lightest. Quantity pricing.

These four ultralight sacks with orange throw bags were made for Backpackinglight.  Silnylon and Nanoseeum.
do@owareusa.com.

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Rescue Bivysack/VBL


Used by Search and Rescue Skiers as a compact and quick tool to get a wet person out of the wind and wet. Wind and waterproof coated nylon sack stops evaporative and convective heat loss for the whole body in a super tough and compact 7 ounce package. The orange colors make a good signaling device and wind sock. Dimensions 85″ length, 71″ shoulder girth, 48″ inch foot girth. Can be compacted to fist size. Also works well as a roomy vapor barrier liner inside a sleeping bag to prevent condensation in the insulation.  Silicone coated 30d type 66 nylon in either blaze orange or black. Group discounts available. Call 888-292-4534 for more info.

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NetTarp Redux


An old favorite returns with some new improvements. Used by Utah river runners when the bugs come out.

A flat tarp with noseeum netting around the edges and ends.Floorless makes it lighter and more compact. Less issues with spills while dining underneath too. No zippers to break or fill with sand or salt, just leave one corner un-pegged and lift it to enter.

Two sizes available, sewn to order with several fabric choices. NetTarp5 (10×14′) and theNetTarp2 (8×10′). These now come with a cat curve cut  into the hems for tighter set up and line loc3 cord tighteners on the 4 center tie outs to adjust headroom.

Poles available too, but many use hiking poles, trees, or paddles for the uprights.

Purchase stock one here

bivysack.com  or call for custom fabrics and prices.

888-292-4534

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Flat Tarps


“Beaks”? We don’t need no stinkin’ beaks!
(or tent stakes or poles for that matter)

Backpacking Tarps

The lightest and most versatile of shelters, and can be used for a place for teaching out of the sun or rain. Their set up can inspire craftsmanship among students. They are used by many major outdoor schools and savvy go light backpackers everywhere. Our tarps are available in various weights of nylon with a thick waterproof coat of urethane or an ultralight silicone coating. To add strength, sewn on webbing loops are used instead of grommets for tying the tarp out  and are also reinforced with an extra layer of fabric at high stress points.  Custom size tarps also available.

Flat Tarps TM
We coined the term “Flat Tarp” to distinguish our rectangular and square tarps from the
tarps with curves (catenary “Cat Tarps”) cut into the seams. A Flat Tarp allows for more pitching
options in many shapes, while a Cat Tarp allows a taunt set up with fewer ties out, but is limited
to a specific shape of shelter. Reinforced center tie outs allow a flat tarp to be set up sealed close to the ground on the sides and one end like the photo. This without the limiting shape of “beaks”. For those who want to go light (pun intended) but enjoy tarp
craft while using natural features to set up camp, a square or rectangular tarp can
be set up in many ways (see bottom of page).

tarpinstructorsetupfront copy

TarpFlyingDiamondfront copytarpdinkTarp Set up copy

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