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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