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Article: DIY Hex Tarp

Discussion in 'Articles and Reviews comments' started by Philster, Mar 17, 2015.

  1. Philster

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    Like it, I'd love one of those made out of canvas.
     
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    That's brilliant but, sadly, way beyond my sewing skills! I'm deeply envious.
     
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    Well done indeed - VERY nice eco-contrast with these ridiculous £KKK forums...
     
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    thats brilliant!! im gonna have a go at making one!
     
  6. Philster

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    Thanks Gents - will post up the dimensions shortly so you can make your own :)
     
  7. Philster

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    Here's the dimensions - there are more bits of helpful info in the original thread :)

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    Cracking stuff. Any chance of some pics of the insides?

    - Main join.
    - reinforcement (if any) for where the pole slots
     
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    That is simply superb! I wish we could get that camo pattern over here in the colonies.
     
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    Very nicely done! Am I right this fabric is no longer available from their website?
     
  11. Philster

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    I love this!

    Just shown the wife and she could be up for making me one of these!

    Did you need any particular thread or needles in the sewing machine?
     
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    Very nice, you know what would be really good? An awning that converts to doors if needed!
     
  14. Philster

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    I used heavy duty Gutermanns thread to be sure. It's lovely stuff!

    The tarp has plenty of space for your gear and to cook under - I made a storm flap that pretty much covers all the opening and greatly increases the "porch". In use the tarp has been perfect, I'll post some more pics of it in action.
     
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    Was only pulling your leg actually. I would like to see that. I also like the offset idea, very clever, not only does it give a better access, it also gives a bigger usable space. It has a nice wide view too.
     
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    Ha, typing isn't the best for putting over sly humour ;) I wanted to get the tarp experience with the ease of putting up the Lavvu - a great open view but with superior shelter in bad weather. It worked out really well, so I'm very much a convert to making your own gear where plausible.
    Cheers
    Phil
     
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    Nice bit of kit!
     

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