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Setting up a pyramid


Correct sequence for quick and easy Pyramid Tarp set up.

Zip and buckle door.

Stake out four corners in a perfect square.

unzip door and put up pole till fabric taut.

zipe and buckle door

add additional tie outs if needed for wind or snow.

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Add a tarp tie out point with just a piece of cord


Make serviceable tarps from just some coated fabric and cord.

 

Clove hitch

http://www.animatedknots.com/cloveend/

Barrel knot

http://www.climbing.com/video/triple-barrel-knot/

 

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Durability success-70 denier nylon with silicone/polyurethane blend coating


Shower cap made of 70 denier ripstop nylon with a .5 oz silicone and polyurethane blend coating. 14 years continuous use. Coating still waterproof. No fraying. The elastic needs to be replaced, the rubber wore out.

Shower cap made of 70 denier ripstop nylon with a .5 oz silicone and polyurethane blend coating.
14 years continuous use. Coating still waterproof. No fraying. The elastic needs to be replaced, the rubber wore out.

shower cap inside

The fabric is used in tarps and tents for hard use applications. Outdoor schools, rentals etc. Custom made in small batches or seasonally available in stock. Current color is yellow.

http://shop.bivysack.com

 

 

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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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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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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.

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Mid floor

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Custom 11×11 pyramid with sidewalls in universal camo


Custom 11×11 pyramid with sidewalls in universal camo
large camo mid sidewalls1Custom 11x11 pyramid with sidewalls in universal camo2Custom 11x11 pyramid with sidewalls in universal camo3

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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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