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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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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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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

Available in Grey with Black Noseeum Netting.

Quantity pricing available for schools etc.

Easy exit and entry,Especially good  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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Netting Tarps, more size options added.


Tarps with netting perimeter in 2, 3 and 5 person sizes. Popular with Outdoor Education groups.

Group and school pricing available (call)

http://shop.bivysack.com/Net-Tarp_c16.htm

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Portage Pack for kayak and canoe


Built a batch of these for an outdoor school. Fold up compactly in the boat until you need to move gear up the beach or overland between lakes. Very sturdy of 420 Denier Nylon Packcloth.  2″ webbing shoulder straps. Handles on top and bottom. Over 3300 cubic inches in capacity.

I can build some for your School. As little as $40 in quantity.

Portage Pack

Portage Pack

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Tarp patch to hold center pole, paddle or oar Part 2


For lightweight tarps.

patch for holding paddle or pole under tarp on silicone coated ultralight nylon

patch for holding paddle or pole under tarp on silicone coated ultralight nylon

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Tarp patch to hold center pole, paddle or oar


Need to use something to keep the middle of your tarp supported?

Sewn on the underside of a tarp, this will keep wear of the main fabric and the pole/paddle in place.

Tarp paddle holder

Tarp paddle holder

Tarp Paddle Holder

Tarp Paddle Holder

Tarp Paddle Holder

Tarp Paddle Holder

Tarp Paddle Holder

Tarp Paddle Holder

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Survive a grizzly attack with Grandma’s advice


“I remembered an article that my grandmother gave me a long time ago that said large animals have bad gag reflexes,” Dellwo said. “So I shoved my right arm down his throat.”

http://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/news/2015/10/04/chase-dellwo-recounts-saturdays-grizzly-attack/73348328/

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