IPK Tarp / Basha End for added protection

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I have just completed a little project. I took an offcut of an IPK and cut it into a triangle. I added webbing corners that were riveted. On to these I attached shock cord with plastic hooks on the end.

The upshot is an end that will provide extra coverage at the front of ends of a tarp. So, no more rain, wind or snow blowing into the end of the shelter. It can be used on the ground or on the ends of a hammock tarp.

It was cheap and simple to make.

I have made a video and put it onto my youtube channel.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fa0Ue--TTWg

Let me know what you think!
 
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bopdude

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Just watched the vid, like it a lot, you do go on to say you could use it on the hammock tarp ? can't see how it would come past your hammock lines ? got any pics of that set up or am I being dense lol
 

Nice65

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That's a cracking idea, and I like the price, but the basha set up you show seems to be reinventing the lightweight tent. I'm not knocking it though, it offers more versatility.

I think it'll come into it's own for hammocking, reducing the wind tunnel effect and offering dry storage for kit.
 

Chiseller

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Not bad....but with a large tarp , you can create doors any way. I cant understand the desire to have a small tarp.....then carry and have to rig up an xtra piece of kit ? Just my two bob...;)
 
Ah I have a 3 x 3 tarp that doubles up as a tarp tent for me and the wife. She likes a bit of privacy when we are walking miles from anywhere :confused:

It has to be light because we walk 20+ miles a day and need to keep it lightweight as possible. A small tarp and the IPK cover can be split between us thus helping to keep the load down.