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Drew Davis
(drewnc2005) - F

Locale: Hillsborough, NC
Finished: Tarps! on 01/29/2007 08:45:54 MST Print View

I finished up my second tarp this weekend and figured I'd post some pictures. The first tarp I made is the one in which I am laying under. It is about 8 ft. 5 in. x 5ft. 6 in. The second one which I made for a friend is the same width but slightly longer; ~ 9ft.

I have some pictures of it set up in the half pyramid shape and another one where I took the second tarp and made a sort of awning - creating, in effect, a 3 person shelter. I put my windshirt over the trekking pole tip to keep it from rubbing the tarp overhead. It was pretty windy yesterday so I saw very quickly that the tarps were wind-worthy.

Future plans: sewing a slit-style hood into it to make a 9-10 ounce piece of equipment which will double as my shelter and rain gear/pack cover most of the year. I'm going to sew some chaps and/or a skirt for the other half of the rain gear. This was my first real sewing project outside of stuff sacks so I'm feeling ambitious.

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Edited by drewnc2005 on 01/29/2007 08:46:57 MST.

Rodney Davis
(Ramrod) - MLife

Locale: North Carolina
Good sewing on 01/29/2007 11:13:04 MST Print View

Looks great Drew!I like the double tarp set up.