Discussion in 'Wanted & Swaps' started by Chiseller, Aug 8, 2020.

  1. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Nah then...
    I'm seeking a MYOG micro tarp... Dimensions arnt set in stone... But near as possible to 1.2 wide by 1.5m long micro tarp. Ideally 8 perimeter guys, + one central to dimensions on the outside and one central to the dimensions on the inside for attaching my bivi hood to.
    Not fussed over ocd obsessed uniform reinforcements. I've been informed, it's the ideal size for single sheet width?

    All I'm, Concerned with is strength of the guys. No attached linelocs etc... Just simple, suitable loops I can either attach a line directly to or with a mini Niteize type s-biner. It will be only used on fast & light treks combined with either my moonlight bivi (of it doesn't sell) or my soul bivi.
    Not overly fussed for weight of the Cuban...jist needs to be strong enough to be pulled drum tight.
    This is basically a copy of the BPL micro tarp without the two extra tie outs that are along the edges, set back a few inches from the front hem.

    If you can help.......hit me up, if you've got a larger ultralight dcf used tarp that is sub 300g. And could give me enough coverage to use with my superlight non waterproof bivi... . Hit me up... If the price is right... I'm yer huckleberry :whistling:

    Money upfront for the material if needed.... Nomajor time constraint... But would be nice to use before full winter.
  2. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    It comes 137cm wide so ~134 wide after hemming I'd say. You could see if ripstop still has any 0.51 at $12 a half yard?
    Easy myog project if you just tape it all.
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  3. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Cheers Enzo, I'll have a look see. I've had a couple of offers for folks to make one, but they're both offering silnylon :thumbsdown: if I were to do it, I could be proud... But I'm better at destructuring than structuring. :whistling: if it's so easy? I'm surprised more folks arnt chomping at the bit to make a wage and creates something that will be loved & used. I've posted on a dozen FB groups world wide.
    I'm borderline going back to a Monk Tarp or similar.
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  4. oreocereus

    oreocereus Thru Hiker

    Why not order from a tarp company that does them as a matter of business, if you can’t find someone to do you a cheapie in the myog world? Unless someone has production line facilities it’s likely not financially worth their time as a random one off if they aren’t trying to establish a business. That isn’t to say there aren’t folks somewhere that’d like to get some more practice with coats covered..
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  5. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    I am thinking of asking MLD to make me a special :whistling:
  6. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    I think it's gonna be difficult to get someone to do it in cuben who's not already tooled up to do it. 2 yards is $70 add postage $24. So about 75 quid then 38 quid fees is 113 quid before labour. Dunno where your budget is at but silnylon starts to look really attractive. And assuming you go for 1oz cuben (I think 0.5 is too delicate if you want to crank down on it) the weight difference starts to really narrow.
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  7. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

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  8. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    As @Enzo said this is a good project to start MYOG as there is no need for a sewing machine and it's not really complicated if you go with taping. The downside is that the material itself is expensive so any mistakes will be. Maybe you can make a prototype out of window insulation and then move to DCF (Extremtextil might be a cheaper source of material) ? Of course, there are plenty of good reasons nor to make one yourself, from not having the time to having 10 thumbs...
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  9. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Cheers folks... @Mole it's dcf or silpoly that are my 1st choices. I've already got a BPL micro tarp. And other than weight, it's workable.
    I'm tempted to buy another Monk and suck the weight up as I can save weight by not needing the weight of a waterproof bivi.
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  10. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    @Balagan I'm better at deconstruction than construction... And who doesn't have ten thumbs :D
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