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M Make Your Own Gear: Five Yards to SuperUltraLight
Part 3, Tarp

by Jay Ham

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Article Summary:

This is part three of a four part series on turning 5 yards of spinnaker fabric into a SuperUltraLight (SUL) tarp, pack, and stuff sack. Part 1 showed how the fabric was divided efficiently into the various pieces for each project. In Part 2, I showed how to make a simple stuff sack weighing a scant 0.2 ounces and sized to fit this tarp. In this article, we will construct a SUL tarp with protected ends. The protected ends maximize coverage while using minimal fabric. The end result is a 6.3-ounce tarp with impressive weather protection.


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