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Morgan
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 9:45 am    Post subject: Shelters Reply with quote

What type of shelters do you carry on treks....if any?

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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

7'x7' oilcloth diamond shelter. Light, portable and versatile.

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Stinky Mike
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got an 8x8 painters tarp that I sprayed down with 50/50 mixture of linseed oil and turpentine. It keeps the water off, but is quite heavy to carry. It is ok in the boat. I'm looking for something lighter to carry. Any ideas for a lighter fabric that is cheap to purchase?

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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Call TentSmiths. Have them make you a tarp out of Egyptian cotton. My good friend John Booy carries one - very light and rolls up small.
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 3:05 pm    Post subject: Jim A. Reply with quote

Jim,,what color is that when you get it?
Is it lighter than the 'oil skin' stuff?
You got me intrigued now pardner !
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Michael Archer
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How d' ye!

Just the heretical, odd-ball reply.. :-) :-)

None.
If I/we need one, Nature provides, or I/we make one.

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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i carry a 9.5 X 9.5 oilcloth from panthers .wieghts about 6 lbs and rolls up nice and small.


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Tim Camarda
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

None, other than a blanket. Just roll up in it on the ground, build something out of natural materials, or the blanket can be used for shelter if necessary. My "character" or "impression" most likely would not have carried anything specific for a shelter, thus my choice. Sometimes someone in the crew will have a small piece of oilcloth but, if for anything, it gets used to cover everyone's stuff in the event or rain/snow. Hope this helps.
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Rod L
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a 10x10 oilcloth that serves as my pack cover, and covers me and my equipment when needed. Made it myself, there was an article on the making of these some years ago in the Museum of the Fur Trade Quarterly.
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Usually have a blanket, except sometimes in the summer, I don't even carry that. If some kind of shelter becomes necessary, in this area there is plenty of limestone; so rockhouses, shallower overhangs, and even caves can usually be found.
Otherwise, I (often "we") have often built entirely functional shelters from materials at hand in the woods.

Henry
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

7x7 oil cloth. Doesn't weigh all that much and sure comes in handy when the weather turns bad. I wrap my blanket in it and carry it with a tumpline. Keeps my blanket dry if it's raining.
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 5:13 am    Post subject: Shelter Reply with quote

My 'event' shelter is a 12 1/2 by 12 1/2 oil tarp. I like it better than a tent. I can set it up in about 1 min plenty good enough to get out of the weather. Way plenty of room for extras we take to events
Actually, a person could live out from under this tarp full time.
Im married and took that into consideration,,,,::))

all that serventy and humbly stuff,

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too carry a 7'x7' oilcloth diamond shelter from Panther.
My wife carries a 2001 Coleman Utah (behind our Dodge Dakota Q.C.)

Chuck
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 12:23 pm    Post subject: shelter Reply with quote

I purchased at used 10 X 10 Pyramid tent a few years back and it came with a floor made fron sunforger canvas. I never use the floor so it was packed away in the storage shed. I recently decided to go out to a small event and wanted something small to take as a cover. Hmm, what to do? Ureka!! I took the floor out of storage and found out it makes a great diamond shelter.
What I am saying is look around a see what you may have that can serve more than a single purpose. Nothing like saving a few dollars.
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

none. will find either natural shelter, or put up an improvised lean-to. i always carry a small polled tomahawk.
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