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Nylon Thread Test, B69 vs Flat Overhand Knot


Two overhands rolled up again the third. Then the thread broke at the knot.

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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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Top Entry Bivy Sack


Roomy with easy exit and entry for the top. Good for extra protection from bugs, wind, ground moisture and dust when used with a tarp or pyramid shelter. Fits up to 6’6″ tall and wide enough for a 2.5″ thick 24″ wide pad inside.  Noseeum netting along zipper for great breathability. Squared head and foot sections to let your sleeping bag loft. Stake outs on the four corners to hold it in place when you get up in the night. Tie outs over face and feet. DWR fabric top for good breathability and water repellency (not waterproof, use with some sort of overhead rain protection, ie tarp, thick tree, etc.) Waterproof silicone coated bottom fabric. Leave your ground sheet at home to save weight. $120 with free shipping in USA.

Email to order. dave@bivysack.com

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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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Cutting Face Masks with Fabric Straight Knife Experiment


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Dop Kits and Tool Bags


Shiny heavy duty reinforced vinyl with huge #10 zippers and wide webbing handles. Great for tools or an extensive shaving/beard kit. Hang them from a coat hook in the bath or from a nail in the garage. Aprox. 350 cubic inches in volume. Get ’em here. Free shipping in USA.

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