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Tim's Tarp


  • Being a taller person (6'3") I wanted a tarp that:
    • Set up quickly and  easily especially in bad weather
    • Works in all seasons
    • Is at least 11' long when completely extended on the ridgeline so hammock ends are completely covered from the elements when stretched out
    • I can walk/stand under relatively easily
    • I can stack 2 hammocks (possibly 3) underneath
    • Has pullouts on the sides and ends to create decent side room
    • Can become a lean-to style tarp with considerable room underneath
    • Is versatile to set up in multiple fashions
    • Has versatile end doors
    • Has a collapsable ridgeline organizer that can be left in the tarp when stuffed in the stuff sack
    • Has tie off loops on the inside of the tarp at the ridge line and tie out areas for attaching end doors and any miscellaneous lines to
    • Has matching hammock and tarp double sided stuff sacks
After doing a lot of research I was unable to find a tarp out there I was looking for especially with the height and versatility I wanted so I decided to make  Tim's Tarp. Plus, I just thought it would be a great DIY project! 
Special thanks to Justin for all of help with questions, getting me the materials I needed and the idea about creating the tarp with two tones!


      • 15yds of 1.1 oz Silpoly - Foliage Green
      • 7.5yds of 1.1 oz Silpoly – Green Tea
      • 1 spool of Gutermann MARA 70 thread - Hunter Green 
      • 10yrds - MIL-SPEC Nylon Grosgrain Ribbon - 3/4" / Tan 
      • 2 - 1.5oz tubes of Sil Net Silicone Seam Sealer
      • 20 - Beastee Dee rings - 3/4" 
      • 150' -  BlueWater 3mm NiteLine Utility Cord for 1 - ridgeline and 18 guy lines
      • 1 - ridgeline carabiner
      • 2 - tarp end carabiners
      • 18 stakes

How do I make it? 

Coming soon