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