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ben wood
(benwood)

Locale: flatlands of MO
MLD patrol shelter...sort of on 01/28/2009 15:28:07 MST Print View

i was planning on making a tarptent for one from shires. but i've been considering changing to a design like the MLD patrol shelter and adding mesh around the edges. of course i would have to make a "door" to get in and out, but thinking i could save a little weight this way. i'm pretty good at the trig and am confident in my ability to put something together. does anyone have any thoughts on this?

Denis Hazlewood
(redleader) - MLife

Locale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
Re: Trig: on 01/28/2009 16:27:48 MST Print View

The son of the squaw of the hippopotamus is equal the sons of the squaws of the other two hides.


Sorry. I never thought I'd get a chance to use that here. And I shouldn't have.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Re: Trig: on 01/28/2009 16:47:02 MST Print View

I think that should be:
'The squaw of the hippopotamus is equal the sons of the squaws of the other two hides.'

Cheers

Steven Evans
(Steve_Evans) - MLife

Locale: Canada
Re: MLD patrol shelter...sort of on 01/28/2009 16:57:04 MST Print View

does anyone have any thoughts on this?

Ben, I love the patrol shelter. I don't have one, but ever since it came out I've thought it was great design. A bug proof version would be very cool - show us some pics when you are done.

Denis Hazlewood
(redleader) - MLife

Locale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
Re: Re: Re: Trig: on 01/28/2009 16:58:34 MST Print View

But the squaw of the hippo had one son.

ben wood
(benwood)

Locale: flatlands of MO
more thoughts on 01/28/2009 18:00:12 MST Print View

well, i haven't decided yet. but i only have until tommorrow when i meet the person doing the sewing. i'm trying to figure out if it really will be lighter. i know it will be more storm worthy since the ends would be pretty well covered and i could pitch it really low if need be. i'm thinking about making it a little smaller in the back, more like the size of the tarptent, but then having the front be close to the size of the patrol shelter. i think i would make it able to use poles or guylines. with a "door" on the front, it might function similar to a shangri-la 1, exept that the beak wouldn't go down to the ground. i think this design would let me pitch it higher or lower, and in the low position it would only be off the ground in the front.

Vick Hines
(vickrhines) - F

Locale: Central Texas
Re: MLD patrol shelter...sort of on 01/28/2009 18:59:31 MST Print View

You don't need a door. Just size the net so you can lift it up and slip under it.

ben wood
(benwood)

Locale: flatlands of MO
just got started on 01/30/2009 08:59:35 MST Print View

well no pics yet, but i got the two sides cut out and the back. the person doing the sewing will put those together and all the grosgrain tieouts. then i will pitch it so i can measure for the beak and mesh. but so far so good. i will try to remember to take some pics that i can post.