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Tall tent pole from two trek poles and 3 straps


Three straps are included with the pyramid tarps. With these you can make a long pole for setting up a pyramid tarp using two trekking or ski poles. Using adjustable trekking poles makes the tarp pole adjustable too.

 

two poles 3 straps

Strap thru wrist loops

Layout other straps

Buckle and tighten center strap around poles

Tighten all straps

Place tip protector on pole end

Tip end to protect tent fabric

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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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Thick Foam Pads Back in Stock, Stuffsacks for them too!


Plastazote Foam

Winter Thickness of 1/2″ (1.3mm)

Dark Grey

Closed Cell Foam Waterproof to a Hydrostatic Head of 3500 mm.

Will not go flat if punctured.

One of the lightest options for your PCT thru hike.

Add it to your summer pad for a winter trip.

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.

Stuffsack (with strap loop for outside carry on your pack or on top of your bike panniers) available on some sizes. Drawstring has keeper mitten hook for outside carry of pad on pack. Stuffsack weight 1 oz.

Use the double wide in hammocks, for two people, or trim and layer for one person to extra width or cushioning.

 

Three sizes from two person width to torso size.

Torso size 20x40x1/2″ –weight 5 ounces

One person size 20x60x1/2″ –weight 7.5 ounces

Two person size 40x60x1/2″ –weight 15 ounces

Available in the USA only due to shipping costs on bulky items.

Free Shipping in the USA.

http://shop.bivysack.com/Foam-1-2-Thick-130mm-Sleeping-Pads-1FoamWinter.htm

foam and stuffsack

https://cattarp.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/foampadshorty.jpg

 

Foam half inch 2

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LInk to making mini containers from bottle and jar caps.


“What? You don’t save the plastic lids from bottles & jars? What were you thinking? Check the recycling. Now. How else to carry a few vitamins, or cough drops or whatever, without a whole lot of bulk or the risk that the tinfoil will open in your pocket?”

 

Mini containers made from jar lids.

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New 30d silnylon color, coyote tan


First I have seen of this color in the silnylons.

Here it is with some other current fabric colors that will be made into tarps and other shelters.

Fabric colors left to right, 70d hi-viz orange ,70d silicone coated yellow, 30d black,30d chocolate,30d foliage green, 30d coyote tan

Fabric colors left to right, 70d hi-viz orange ,70d silicone coated yellow, 30d black,30d chocolate,30d foliage green, 30d coyote tan

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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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Top zipper entry bug bivy


Top zipper entry bug bivy

AvailableĀ in Grey with Black Noseeum Netting.

Quantity pricing available for schools etc.

Easy exit and entry,Especially good Ā used in a pyramid tent.

Keeps all your sleeping gear contained.

Roomy enough for 24″ wide pads.

Girth at the center body of 74″ so thick inflatable pads may be used.

Bathtub floor.

Number 3 zipper.

Top entry bug bivy

Top entry bug bivy

Top entry bug bivy

top entry bug bivy

Top entry bug bivy wt in ounces for long

Top entry bug bivy wt in ounces for long

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