- 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?