(over) One Year Shelter

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  1. blind & lost

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    Impressive! Thanks for the update.
     
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    Only a few more days until the one year mark
     
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    Pics of current set up or it didn't happen!
    Kevin
     
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    I believe it’s still in the same configuration as shown in post #98 on March 29.
     
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    I'm guessing after the weather this weekend, it will be in a buried configuration...
     
  6. IA Woodsman

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    Amazing the amount of space in that set up with full weather coverage!
    Kevin
     
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  9. IA Woodsman

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    Messed around with this set up today.

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    Instead of folding the corners back on the shelter, I folded them to the opening and tied them off to the opposite stake. Gonna have to crawl to get in, but it really seals this shelter up.
     
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    That one's similar to this setup. He has a way to open and close the front with a line running under from the inside.

     
  11. fishiker

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    Thanks for this field test. I need a new tarp ........despite what my wife thinks.
     
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  12. IA Woodsman

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    Well, I guess we will just keep this going and see how long this thing will hold up. It has been getting rained on for a few days on and off.

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    Has the color faded much?
     
  14. IA Woodsman

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    It has faded a little. I honestly thought it would fade more that it has though. I also thought I would be doing some repairs on it by now.
     
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    True testimony as to the quality of this piece of gear. Thank you @IA Woodsman for doing this demonstration.
     
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    Owning your tarps not needing to repair doesnt surprise me. This is quality gear. I am looking forward to picking up a tee-pee style tarp when you get those completed. Hopefully in white ;)
     
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    Is the MEST tarp the same material and construction only different in size?
     
  18. Guy

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    Yes.
     
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    Pretty amazing if you think about it.
    A years worth of UV damage, wind, rain, snow loads, bird droppings, and still ticking.
     
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    I've been MIA for a while. I was curious how the tarp experiment was going. Good to see its holding up.
     
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    Unfortunately got it caught on the mower the other day and ripped it.
     
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    I guess the camo worked a little too well!
     
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  23. IA Woodsman

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    LOL a line caught the deck and I did not see it in time. I could wash it, sew it, and seam seal it and see what happens.
     
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    Actually that would be a great idea. Maybe sew it by hand as though it happened out in the field. Dental floss thread is optional.
     
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    Sew it up slap some 100mph tape on it call it good!
     
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