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    Diane “Piper” Soini
    BPL Member

    @sbhikes

    Locale: 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.

    Minimalist tarp

    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.

    Off-center set-up

    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.

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    matthew k
    Moderator

    @matthewkphx

    That looks great! I like the pitch with the offset peak. It was cool to see your construction details on the video.

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    Michael B
    BPL Member

    @mikebergy

    That little tarp looks great. I am sure it will be perfect for exactly the conditions you stated. It weighs nearly nothing too!

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    David Gardner
    BPL Member

    @gearmaker

    Locale: Northern California

    Sweet! Your benefactor is very generous – that’s a lot of DCF!

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