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Backpack Jack
(jumpbackjack) - F - M

Locale: Armpit of California
MYOG 5x8 tarp on 05/27/2012 16:33:24 MDT Print View

Just made this last night with some left over Silnylon, comes in at 7 oz on the dot.

Front view.


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Side view.

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Rear view.

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Front view underneath tarp.

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Details of stiching. I used Bias Tape on this tarp, and I like the clean finish it came out with, not to mention less sewing.


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I've never used extra material for stress points on tieouts. I've never had a failure yet, and until I do I'll keep doing it like this.

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Here's to another MYOG tarp.

Jack

John West
(skyzo)

Locale: Borah Gear
Tarp on 05/27/2012 17:06:31 MDT Print View

Very nice looking tarp you've got there Jack! Really like the bias tape, like you said, makes for a clean finish. Where did you find the tape at?

Backpack Jack
(jumpbackjack) - F - M

Locale: Armpit of California
RE tarp on 05/27/2012 17:42:39 MDT Print View

I got the bias tape at Joanns, in small packages. I'm trying to find a better source for bulk, and in a lighter materail. Thanks for the comments.

Jack

Tim Zen
(asdzxc57) - F

Locale: MI
Re: MYOG 5x8 tarp on 05/31/2012 07:06:23 MDT Print View

Jack
Thanks for posting I like seeing all the variations. Excellent photos too.

Hobbes W
(Hobbesatronic) - F

Locale: SoCal
MYOG 5x8 tarp on 05/31/2012 08:21:48 MDT Print View

Nice finish work with the tape. Like you, I never add reinforcements to the tie-out points. Question - do you use a bivy with this tarp? If so, how much does it weigh?

I decided to pull my newest (tapered) tarp out to a 8'6" x 7'6" [front] x 5' [rear] with a 1'6" beak and 12" guys on one side. That is, the other (weather) side is anchored flush to the ground. Basically, it's an enlarged solo tarptent based on Henry's original design.

I figure the additional weight gain in tarp material is about equal to the weight savings from not taking a bivy. In fact, the weight savings may be greater since I use (semi-disposable) window shrink wrap instead of silynylon (ie bivy floor) for my groundcover.

Edited by Hobbesatronic on 05/31/2012 08:25:50 MDT.

Backpack Jack
(jumpbackjack) - F - M

Locale: Armpit of California
RE Tarp on 05/31/2012 09:26:21 MDT Print View

@ Hobbes.
I have a John West bivy. I haven't weighed it yet, but it should be around 6 oz. That would make the total set up 13oz

Edited by jumpbackjack on 05/31/2012 09:27:02 MDT.