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The Long Awaited Tarp Post!
#31
Muddy ....Super informative post...



Great instructions...



Great presentation



Even I could understand it...



I love tarps...



thanks for your sharing with us..



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#32
Excellent. Tarps are exceedingly versatile.
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#33
[quote name='Muddyboots' post='194517' date='Jan 6 2008, 11:28 AM']Cando2,



I've messed around with a lot of Nysil and just don't enjoy sewing it. I tend to go grab the honey jar so I have a little bit of traction for handling it. Nysil requires patience, a clear work space (sans cat) and very deliberate technique. <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' />



Muddyboots[/quote]





Muddy, you might want to check a fabric shop that carrys quilting supplies.

They make some gloves to wear while quilting that really make handling slippery fabric easier.
#34
Top flight tutorial, Muddy! I'm with Dude.. I love tarps. Yours looks very roomy.



I'll second the recommendation for the Campmor Versatile tarp. Not only are the tapes stronger, they allow you to create more different set-ups by tying them together. The set up options are almost endless. My favorite set up is an explorer type tent, but a half pyramid or forester type is real quick to do.



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#35
Annie is trying to get me to put on Velcro Mittens!



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Get back!



Get back, I say!



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Muddyboots
Shared pain is lessened, shared joy is increased!

Thus do we refute entropy. -S. Robinson



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When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, "This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know," the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives. Mighty little force is needed to control a man whose mind has been hoodwinked; contrariwise, no amount of force can control a free man, a man whose mind is free. No, not the rack, not fission bombs, not anything—you can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him.



#36
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#37
Since this Forum doesn't really have an "Archives" section, perhaps one of the moderators can move the initial post in this thread along with Muddyboots' two answers on to the FAQ section in a week or so.



Thanks, and thanks for the post too!



--ML



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#38
Sweet post. And it definitely makes me feel inadequate.
#39
I guess the next gathering will now look like this. <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Rolleyes' />



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#40
Great info! Thanks for putting this post up!
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#41
[color="#0000FF"]Thank you for taking the time to post that. Very well done, and informative. You even told people where to go if they didn't want to sew their own. All in all, an AWESOME post! <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' />



Drew
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#42
How small does your tarp fold Muddy, and what's the weight of the completed project ??
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#43
The three person size (mine as pictured) weighs in at 4.33 pounds and easily fits in a medium alice pack pocket or a 200 rnd. SAW pouch. If you roll it tight you can get it down around the size of a Nalgene in diameter and only a couple inches longer. Really your cord choices can make a big difference! My favorite is a spectra cored perlon that is a 2.5 mm cord. it is easy to handle and is much stronger than needed. P-cord is actually a little bulky. On the fabric, the coating weight can drift a little, so it might be a little heavier or lighter depending on the lot.



I'll do some "storage photos" for you sometime soon.



HTH!



Muddyboots
Shared pain is lessened, shared joy is increased!

Thus do we refute entropy. -S. Robinson



Communication is a Survival Skill! So is critical thinking!





When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, "This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know," the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives. Mighty little force is needed to control a man whose mind has been hoodwinked; contrariwise, no amount of force can control a free man, a man whose mind is free. No, not the rack, not fission bombs, not anything—you can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him.



#44
Agree with ML here..this is top quality info that should be in the archives...good stuff Muddy! This wasn't the same one you brought to Bulltrout is it? I thought that one was enclosed?







Dan
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Ken Wilber
#45
I'll move this to FAQ in a couple days.



Yes, Dan, It IS the same one! At BT I had the bug net hung under it from the inner loops. The corners just guy out to the tarp's rig points. At Miller River and Persomethingorother Falls I didn't bother with the net. Didn't even take it. I really only use it once in a while (Maine in summer!)



This was my setup with bug net at BT: Note how everything is collected in the corner! I actually thought people were messing with me! Also you can see a great use for the rigging lines: laundry!


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A comment on bug net parts: WHO is the rocket scientist who thought up using Nysil for the floor in these? What a great Idea! Totally High Speed, Low Drag! Nothing, I mean[url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nothing"] NOTHING[/url] stays where you put it (including yourself!) The inside becomes a skating rink. I had more fun chasing my gear around in the dark. "There goes a blinking green light! It's either a firefly or my headlamps find me light!" It was like the inside of a shop vac!





Ok, that was a rant! My good net has coated nylon which isn't as HSLD, but merely "smooth."





Muddyboots
Shared pain is lessened, shared joy is increased!

Thus do we refute entropy. -S. Robinson



Communication is a Survival Skill! So is critical thinking!





When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, "This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know," the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives. Mighty little force is needed to control a man whose mind has been hoodwinked; contrariwise, no amount of force can control a free man, a man whose mind is free. No, not the rack, not fission bombs, not anything—you can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him.





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