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That kit looks like a good option. I will keep that in mind. Thanks!rcorfman wrote:Well, Cuben Fiber is now called, Dyneema Composite Fabric, so everybody gets to update their product descriptions, etc.
I made my own tarp using the Ray Jardine, Ray-Way Tarp Kit. It took a bit of time, but not bad and it saved me a bunch of money. I also made the BatWing for bad weather but never have had to use it, even during a pretty nasty thunderstorm with heavy rain and hail. You might also find interesting his tear tests with silnylon and Cuben.
I use an Eno rain fly because it has many uses besides keeping ones bald head dry. I have used mine as a hammock after I got tired of scorpions crawling across my face while sleeping on the ground. Because it has options other than "Rain" take a look at it.Steve Hall wrote:Thought we could discuss the different types of tarp shelters and materials being used today. I think that I would be most comfortable having a full coverage tarp to keep heavy winds out, but I still would like to hear about the other options. I was looking at some neat options last night made from Cuben fabric offered by Hyperlight and YAMA, but damn those get pretty pricey. YAMA has some open taps made from Silnylon that are still pretty light and are much more reasonably priced.
Also, what are some of the DIY options? Don't have any experiance at building my own gear, but I might be willing to give it a shot if it isn't too complicated.What are some other brands/materials offering high quality tarps that you won't see in the big outdoor stores like REI?
How inexpensive are we talking? If I was going to go that route, I would go real simple rectangular design without batwing ( I figure I could always add one later). I would have to do some measurements, but basically I would like to be able to sit up inside, and have the sides of the tarp come all the way to the ground or at least close. I would try my hand at sewing to reinforce the edges too.Outdoor Lover wrote:If you want to try something very Inexpensive, I have a Roll of Tyvek that I've been cutting to Length for other HAZers.... It's Extremely Lightweight and Compact....It's only 3 Feet Wide, but you can Seam Seal It to give you more Width....Buy a Grommet Kit at REI and you're Set...I still haven't made a Tarp for me yet, one of those Projects that I can't seem to get to....
I will defiantly keep this in mind too. I will keep looking at what options there are for now, but I just might be in contact with you soon.Outdoor Lover wrote:@Steve Hall
Well, I don't have a Price...I haven't "Charged" anyone yet, but if you would like to make a small Donation to my 2016 Canyoneering Fund, I certainly wouldn't Complain.....