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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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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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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.

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Mid floor

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New Size Silnylon Tarp 7×9′


Flat tarp 7×9 finished size. A solo tarp shelter for 1 person. 12 reinforced web tie outs around hem, and 1 tie out centered in ridgeline. Price includes shipping in the USA, and a stuff sack. 30 Denier Silnylon with stuffsack weighs 12.4 oz. Free shipping in the USA. Works great with a bivy sack for all weather protection. Notes- fabric is NOT flame retardant, keep away from heat and flame.

FlatTarp7x9

FlatTarp7x9

FlatTarp7x9 center tie out

FlatTarp7x9 center tie out

flattarp7x9 edge tie out

flattarp7x9 edge tie out

http://shop.bivysack.com/product.sc?productId=107&categoryId=6

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Steamboat Rock State Park


Central Washington. A short, steep, 1 mile hike to the top for desert views from steamboat rock. Large reservoir with coots and geese. Very tidy campground.

Steamboat rock at sunrise

Steamboat rock at sunrise


 Lake from steamboat rock

Lake from steamboat rock


 steamboatrock-coots


steamboatrock-coots

Mini-mid at Steamboat Rock State Park. 7x7 ft made to fit on top of National Park service rafting frames for river guides on the Grand Canyon.

Mini-mid at Steamboat Rock State Park. 7×7 ft made to fit on top of National Park service rafting frames for river guides on the Grand Canyon.

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Gil’s Photos


“My Oware 9×9 Pyramid is in its seventh season now, and wanted to send a few photos of its life in the wild. It’s been used mostly in Washington state, with a few forays into California and Oregon. It’s been an excellent tent — can’t say enough about it. The two below are at Cache Col in the North Cascades, the first with Mixup Peak in the background.”

Gil's Photos

Gil’s Photos

Gils Photos

Gils Photos

Gil's Photos

Gil’s Photos

Gils Photos

Gils Photos

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Neo Bivy Now available


Now here. New bivy with side zip and room for a Neo Air pad along with a thick down bag and you.

Various fabrics.

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http://shop.bivysack.com/product.sc?productId=101&categoryId=2

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Tarp Shelter Set Up Options


From our friends at Equipped.org. Extensive article on using tarps to make shelters.
Equipped

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Super Tarps


“Hi Dave…

I wanted to share these pictures with you! These these tarps have been dubbed SUPER TARPS!!! They are working great. Thanks for your willingness to go BIG!

Cheers,

Aaron”

Custom sizes available
These photos show tarps 24X30 feet.
Largest made to date 70X90 feet.

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Pyramid Tarp along the Pacific Crest Trail


Sam Ward sent these photos of an Oware mid he used along the PCT. He sent sent the tent back to patch some small holes in preparation for using it while hiking the Appalachian trail this summer.

 

Update:

David,
Just wanted to thank you for the repairs you did on a gray 8×8 pyramid tent recently (patching, buckle replacement). Everything looked great and the tent is back on the trail for its second thru-hike, currently somewhere in the 100-mile wilderness in Maine protecting two hikers from A LOT of rain their first week. My brother and his group hiked Katahdin June 1 and started the wilderness section Saturday June 2. Thanks again for your support of hikers.

Sam

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