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New size solo tarp. 6×9.5 feet


Flat 6×9.5′ long solo tarp shelter for 1. Plenty of coverage without excess weight.

Available in subtle colors or a standout in night and day – orange with white.

8 reinforced web tie outs around hem, and 2 tie outs centered over feet and head.

Price includes shipping in the USA, and a stuff sack.

30 Denier Silnylon various colors weighs 11 oz. 70d double thick silnylon in yellow weighs aprox 20 oz.

One seam along the center running the short distance (side to side lying underneath)

Notes- fabric is NOT flame retardant, keep away from heat and flame.

Tarp 6×9.5′- Buy it here

flat tarp 1.6 6x9.5'

flat tarp 1.6 6×9.5′

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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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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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Bartack vs ZTack in silnylon


Same weight nylon thread. 42 stitch Bartack vs 42 stitch Ztack. Bartack failed by pulling out of 30 denier silnylon at 30 lbs.Bartack vs ztack OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Same weight nylon thread. 42 stitch Bartack vs 42 stitch Ztack. Bartack failed by pulling out of 30 denier silnylon at 30 lbs.

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New colors of Bargain Drawcord Bivys


Keeps wind, bugs, dirt off you and off of your nice down sleeping bag. Protects your inflatable sleeping pad and you from the damp ground. Great for Scout troops and schools, and those hard on equipment light, simple, inexpensive.

Super breathable top of 1.1 oz ripstop nylon. Waterproof bottom of silicone coated 1.1 oz ripstop nylon. Olive or Marpat digital woodland camo top, black bottom.

Drawcord closure at top. No zipper to wear out, you can draw it around your face to keep out drafts (especially nice for quilt users).

7.15 ounces in weight (7.4 with included tiny stuffsack) Roomy girth of 72″ from head to elbows, then tapering to 26 over it’s 85″ length (from opened top to heel). Drawn closed measures 80″ to heels. Squared footbox is 10″ high.  This gives a 6 ft tall person 8″ total extra for your bag to loft on either end or makes it useable by taller folks in warmer weather.

Stake out loop at bottom to keep it in place when you are out of the bag. Reinforced tie out in middle of the top panel. Tie it up to keep the fabric off your upper body for more ventilation or bug resistance.

Made in the USA of USA fabric. Just $55 with free shipping in the US.

Get em here http://shop.bivysack.com/Bivysack-Bargain-Drawcord-Closure-1BivyBargainDrawcord.htm

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Bargain Drawcord Bivy Top, Bottom, Foot, and Stuffsack

Bargain Drawcord Bivy
Top, Bottom, Foot, and Stuffsack

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Thoughts on Tarp Setups


Some of nylon’s stretch can be mitigated by how the fabric pieces are cut out. Curves etc. in seams and hems can help maintain shape. I far as I know, nylon is still the fabric of choice for shock absorption (parachutes, ropes) and does a good job for shelters suddenly loaded by wind or snow.

It does sag a bit at times from temperature drops or moisture. In something like a pyramid tarp, having a method for adjusting the pole upward to take up slack from within the shelter is nice. If your tarp pole is not adjustable, this could be as simple as having a stone handy to place underneath the pole. If you use outside shear poles, reaching under the hem and pulling the two pole bottoms inward can do the same.

Two wooden poles can be  lasted to hold the tarp up from outside.

Two wooden poles can be lasted to hold the tarp up from outside.

Be sure in any case or fabric type you stake out the hem in the right shape. On a symmetrical 4 sided mid, a diamond shape instead of a perfect square will produce saggy walls with any fabric. Floored shelters are easier to get the stake out pattern correct. On a floorless shelter you could tie tiny cords corner to corner to insure proper and repeatable layouts.

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