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WTB Cheap 9X9 , 7X9, or 8X10 Tarp
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Joshua Thomas
(Jdthomas)

Locale: SE Michigan
WTB Cheap 9X9 , 7X9, or 8X10 Tarp on 09/26/2012 17:32:58 MDT Print View

Hello everyone;
I want to try out tarp camping!! ...without spending a bunch of money and turn around and sell it. So,,, if anyone has an extra tarp laying around or a "make your own gear tarp" that there willing to sell/ part with for cheap I would greatly appreciate it. If I love Tarp camping (witch I really think I will), I have been looking at the grace duo tarp to purchase next year. As far as sizes I would prefer the 9X9 square tarp so I can try all kinds of pitch options. I have a trip planed for october 12-17; Thanks everyone and have a great day.

Fall is hear and I can't wait!!

Edited by Jdthomas on 09/26/2012 17:33:43 MDT.

Backpack Jack
(jumpbackjack) - F - M

Locale: Armpit of California
9X9 Tarp on 09/26/2012 21:25:01 MDT Print View

Joshua sent you a pm, also if you're going to try tarping with a bivy you should give John West a try. He makes a great bivy at an outstanding price. I have one, and have used it several times this year on trips right next to the more exspensive ones my friends had, sometimes they would have condensation, were mine was nice and dry. You can search him on BPL or on the web at Borah Gear.

Jack

Edited by jumpbackjack on 09/26/2012 21:25:32 MDT.

Backpack Jack
(jumpbackjack) - F - M

Locale: Armpit of California
RE Tarp on 09/26/2012 22:37:31 MDT Print View

Joshua here's a tarp I designed.
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=68060

Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
Re: WTB Cheap 9X9 , 7X9, or 8X10 Tarp on 09/27/2012 07:58:38 MDT Print View

One low cost way to try the tarp experience is to get a blue (or green or brown) tarp from the nearest building products store. Just be aware that the "size" stated on the label is the size of material cut (before hemming) and the finished size will be 4-6 inches smaller in each dimension.

It'll be a bit heavier than some other options but not so much to be a deal breaker for a test drive.

Lucas Boyer
(jhawkwx) - MLife

Locale: 38.97˚N, 95.26˚W
Re: WTB Cheap 9X9 , 7X9, or 8X10 Tarp on 09/28/2012 14:19:55 MDT Print View

I've got a silnylon cat cut tarp that is 9.5 ft along the ridgeline and 9 ft across front that tapers to 7 ft at the foot. It's a Quest Outfitters MYOG project.

http://www.questoutfitters.com/patterns-tent,sleeping%20bag-cart.htm#QUEST%20OUTFITTERS%20CANTENARY%20TARP

You can see it pitched here in the first photo of the article:

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/fear_loneliness_ozark_highlands_trail

I'd take $40 for it. Let me know if you are interested.

Lucas