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Author Topic: Make your own Micro-Tarp  (Read 16380 times)

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Make your own Micro-Tarp
« on: June 09, 2011 »

Following on from the 'Make your own hobo stove' thread I thought I would post my attempt to make my own Micro-Tarp.

My idea is to use this while bivying.

Its purpose is to allow me somewhere to sit if its raining and also to provide shelter for the top half of my bivy bag from wind and rain with enough room to cover by backpack as well while being as small and light as possible.

I have to say that the plan from http://www.backpacking-lite.co.uk/diy/make-an-ultralight-solo-micro-tarp.html was perfect for what I wanted so I have simply copied it  ;D

I have a length of Silnylon and some webbing and will be making it today/tonight. Fingers crossed all goes well.
« Last Edit: June 09, 2011 by flipmeb »
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Re: Make your own Micro-Tarp
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2011 »

Interesting. I bought a ultralight solo tarp but it was pricey. Is perfect for solo bivvying, super light but enough room for one in bad weather and two if it's nice. Wish I could sew!!

Is very interesting that it's not square/rectangular like a usual tarp.
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Re: Make your own Micro-Tarp
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2011 »

wow this looks class! Nice find.

Where do you get the Silnylon?
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Re: Make your own Micro-Tarp
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2011 »

Cool: interested to hear how you get on.
I may be making one of these myself for some extra comfort when bivvying more than one night in a row.

Point North are a good online source of tech fabrics.
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Re: Make your own Micro-Tarp
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2011 »

this is great, have wanted one of these for a while, but funds are tight, so this would be a good solution, and me mother in law is a dab hand with a sewing machine!  ;D

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Re: Make your own Micro-Tarp
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2011 »

That looks like a school floor...?
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Re: Make your own Micro-Tarp
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2011 »

I might try and make one of these too. It looks really good.
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Re: Make your own Micro-Tarp
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2011 »

Nice work there flipmeb. It looks really good.
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Re: Make your own Micro-Tarp
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2011 »

Are you taking orders? ;D
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Re: Make your own Micro-Tarp
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2011 »

Looks good dude
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Re: Make your own Micro-Tarp
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2011 »

Very nice - that's loads of protection.
I do imagine the silnylon takes a bit of work on the machine - my sister will likely tell me where to go if I ask her to help, I'll be shown how it works and left to swear to myself  :D
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Re: Make your own Micro-Tarp
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2011 »

Are you taking orders? ;D

Ditto  ;D

Looks a cracking piece of kit , must be a nice feeling knowing you made it  ;)
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Re: Make your own Micro-Tarp
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2011 »

Hope it went well Flipmeb, it looks great. I'll be interested in any more photos you take of it so keep us updated!

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Re: Make your own Micro-Tarp
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2011 »

Was it just the 'silicon coated nylon' you ordered for this? It's a confusing maze of materials on there.
I ordered a few PU coated samples to compare the feel, ripstop, beading (and colour  ::) )

Trying to weigh up the weights and waterproofing. The highest has a hydrostatic head of 1200mm (which is probably ok for a tarp). I wonder how much weight an application of fabsil would add??

ps. got some pertex and isobond insulation samples - there may be an elephant foot/quilt type project on the horizon too!
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Re: Make your own Micro-Tarp
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2011 »

I order the camo pu coated nylon with a hydrostatic head of 1200mm last week. It should do the job :) i was thinking of getting some midge netting for my hammock as well.
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