Pocho Tarp
Posted: 22 July 2009 01:35 AM   [ Ignore ]  
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Anyone have a pattern for a poncho tarp? I am thinking of making one.
Would it be a good option on a thru hike?

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Posted: 22 July 2009 06:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Anyone have the dimensions of the Gatewood Cape by SixMoon Designs?

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Posted: 22 July 2009 05:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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Ayce has an article about his use of a poncho-tarp on a JMT thru hike http://thru-hiker.com/articles/ponchotarping.php

A lot of poncho-tarpers seem to use a bivy sack, which adds weight ... seeming to defeat the purpose of dual use shelter/raingear (partially).  There are some pretty light bivies out there but the light ones I’ve actually seen don’t seem to have room for things like a larger hiker (me! ... but also some trim folks with northern European genetics) or a cold weather sleeping bag or a full length sleeping pad.

There’s also the problem of how you setup the shelter when you are in a cold rainstorm that just won’t quit.  I think it is possible to do without getting soaked but it requires more than a little agility and it’s a skill you oughta work on before you hit the trail.

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Posted: 22 July 2009 11:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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sorry, I need the material dimensions not the pitched dimensions.

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