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November Sale, 15% off any product


Use Coupon Code  November to get 15% off one item till the end of the month.

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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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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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30d uncoated Marpat Woodland Camo Ripstop


Very breathable fabric for inner tents, quilts, sleeping bags, clothing etc.

Nice blend in Camo.

30d Woodland Marpat.
1.1 oz per yard squared.
Wide 68″
NOT hot calendared and UNcoated but with DWR, you can easily blow through it.
$39 for 15 yards shipped. May be in two pieces due to small roll size.

http://shop.bivysack.com/Fabric-Uncoated-30d-Nylon-Woodland-Marpat-Camo-15-yards-Fab11uncoatedmarpat.htm

30d uncoated camo

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Two through-hikes down and one to go for Ben and brother using Oware Pyramid!


Ben Ward sent some nice pictures. I have the tent to patch some small holes and then they are off for more hiking.

Through hike photos Oware Pyramid Ben Ward

Through hike photos
Oware Pyramid
Ben Ward

DSCN4537 pyramid DSCN5792 DSCN5787 DSCN4817

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Scouts like new tarps for heavy weather and light packs


Dave,

Thanks for getting the tarps out so fast. I really appreciate it.

We put them to good use on our troop’s trek this week. We faced some of the rowdiest storms I’ve ever seen in the mountains. The boys LOVED the tarps and have total confidence in them. I don’t think they’ll ever carry a tent again.

Here’s a pic:

Patrol Tarp
flickr.com/photos/bigskyry/7763694370/in/photostream

Ryan

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Flat Tarps


“Beaks”? We don’t need no stinkin’ beaks!
(or tent stakes or poles for that matter)

Backpacking Tarps

The lightest and most versatile of shelters, and can be used for a place for teaching out of the sun or rain. Their set up can inspire craftsmanship among students. They are used by many major outdoor schools and savvy go light backpackers everywhere. Our tarps are available in various weights of nylon with a thick waterproof coat of urethane or an ultralight silicone coating. To add strength, sewn on webbing loops are used instead of grommets for tying the tarp out  and are also reinforced with an extra layer of fabric at high stress points.  Custom size tarps also available.

Flat Tarps TM
We coined the term “Flat Tarp” to distinguish our rectangular and square tarps from the
tarps with curves (catenary “Cat Tarps”) cut into the seams. A Flat Tarp allows for more pitching
options in many shapes, while a Cat Tarp allows a taunt set up with fewer ties out, but is limited
to a specific shape of shelter. Reinforced center tie outs allow a flat tarp to be set up sealed close to the ground on the sides and one end like the photo. This without the limiting shape of “beaks”. For those who want to go light (pun intended) but enjoy tarp
craft while using natural features to set up camp, a square or rectangular tarp can
be set up in many ways (see bottom of page).

tarpinstructorsetupfront copy

TarpFlyingDiamondfront copytarpdinkTarp Set up copy

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