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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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Oware bug shelter for a group.


Keep your group out of the bugs

Bug A Mid

 

 

 

 

 

Adjustable Pole height

Teach lessons, Debrief, Play music, Dine.

Ultralight

Thanks to Nature Bridge for the Photos

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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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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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Vinyl duffle 5000 cubic inches


Truck tarp reinforced vinyl duffle. Handles work as shoulder straps. Number 10 zipper. 5000 cu inches.Uses as sled bag for ski patrol, drillers. conservation corp and wild land  fire fighters gear bag. Custom orders.

Truck tarp reinforced vinyl duffle. Handles work as shoulder straps. Number 10 zipper. 5000 cu inches.Uses as sled bag for ski patrol, drillers. conservation corp and wild land fire fighters gear bag. Custom orders, call 888-292-4534

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Grommet in webbing vs sewn loop for tarp tie out


grommet held while hem tore at stitch line. Unreinforced 1" web tie out with top of stitching past hem stitch held.

grommet held while hem tore at stitch line. Unreinforced 1″ web tie out with top of stitching past hem stitch held.

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Tie out testing, Grommet in 4 layers silnylon vs unreinforced 1″ webbing


grommet in 4 layers of 30d silnylon, fabric stretched and grommet pulled out before 1" webbing stitched on failed.

grommet in 4 layers of 30d silnylon, fabric stretched and grommet pulled out before 1″ webbing stitched on failed.

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Customer reaction


“Amazing quality, Dave! This was my first ever pitch of a pyramid tarp and it took me only a couple of minutes. Looking forward to using this for multi day backcountry skiing, backpacking, river running, mountain biking, etc. Thank you, Scott”

Scott's mid 1 IMG_20150213_143424866

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Bathtub floor for Pyramid Tarps


Silnylon floors for Pyramid Tarps.

This one is for the 10×10′ pyramid (8×8′ plus sidewalls) and weighs 17 oz.

Has 8 tie outs and tie ups around hem to maintain the bathtub type walls. Clips to mitten hooks inside tent. $120 shipped.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Mid floor

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TP tip


On many Outward Bound courses, toilet paper was left at home and local natural items substituted to cut down on backcountry environmental impact. In some desert environs, where the most popular substitutes of snow or vegetation weren’t available, toilet paper was carried and then burned or carried out. It should be obvious (but unfortunately not to all) that burning toilet paper is a great hazard in forest fire conditions, so carrying it out was then prefered.

In some damper times and places, burning works well. Here is what I like to bring (in addition to using snow and other substitutes). Weighs 23 grams and is enough for 2 weeks.

Tiny cuben fiber stuffsack lined with thin plastic for water tightness.
14 half sheets of paper towel (more durable than tp and burns readily)
7 feet of jute cord

I cut a 6″ section of the jute cord and fuzz it up and use it to catch a spark from a mish metal flint which then catches the paper towel and with care will burn the whole thing to ash.
TP

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