Thank you for the details on your new tarp. This walking pole and string is intriguing to me, as I do everything in my head, this could really help with visualization.
I especially liked the way the trekking poles are being used. When I looked at Tim's photobucket, it really got the gears turning in my head, as I have been trying to figure out a design to use my short length trekking poles right side up.
Your last paragraph sums up why I finally came up of hiding, though I am nowhere near using cuben. My initial designs will be created in soft tyvec, if I can manage to find the right one. I want them to be useable mockups. I have gained allot of starting knowledge from this community since I joined, I have just been too shy to post, as I have received bad treatment on other forums. This community is really a model of civility that the internet once had when it was in it's infancy.