May 30, 2021 at 10:39 am #3716351Diane “Piper” SoiniBPL Member
@sbhikesLocale: Santa Barbara
I was gifted a whole bunch of DCF by a nice member here. (Thank you so much! I hope I made good use of your gift.) I finally got around to making a tarp out of some of it. It measures 8.75′ x 5.75′ and weighs 5.2 oz with all the lines attached.
The idea is that my 70-year-old partner who recently had heart surgery (he is doing great and can out-hike me) and I could take this instead of our 2P tent on trips where we can trust the weather forecast. The plan would be to cowboy camp and have this as a back-up in case of surprise weather.
It’s almost the same size as a poncho tarp for one person, so to make it work we would sleep perpendicular to the ridgeline and rely on site-selection to help.
We could set it up off-center, too. This could be useful under certain conditions.
My sewing and taping skills aren’t the best but I really enjoy making stuff out of DCF. I’m hoping that this little tarp will be useful for us, or even for just myself. I already have a Pocket Tarp, though.
I made a video, too.May 30, 2021 at 11:46 am #3716365matthew kModerator
That looks great! I like the pitch with the offset peak. It was cool to see your construction details on the video.May 30, 2021 at 2:59 pm #3716396Michael BBPL Member
That little tarp looks great. I am sure it will be perfect for exactly the conditions you stated. It weighs nearly nothing too!May 31, 2021 at 9:32 am #3716445David GardnerBPL Member
@gearmakerLocale: Northern California
Sweet! Your benefactor is very generous – that’s a lot of DCF!
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