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Hybrid tarp

Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:12 am
by ConnieD
I have been thinking about a hybrid tarp.

I am thinking a taut catenary cut tarp pitch, to avoid loud flapping.

I would like to have reflective material inside perhaps laminated to tyvek, and have the reflective material only on one side and up and over the ridgeline (inside) and down the front side a little.

I would like to be able to pitch the front in a higher position for a smaller fire and in a low position to hold the warmth, once I am tucked in a warm sleeping bag or sleep system.

Maybe I could have two sets of tent pegs, one set of tent pegs for the high pitch and one set of tent pegs for the low pitch, adjusting the lines from inside the warmed up sleeping bag or sleep system?

What do you think?

Has anyone glued the seams of tyvek?

Do you think I could laminate mylar reflective sheeting to tyvek?

Re: Hybrid tarp

Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:19 am
by sudden
Metalized Tyvek® is vacuum metalized with aluminum, offering superior heat protection. It has 40% greater capacity to reflect heat compared to style 1460. Brilliantly reflective and lightweight, Metallized Tyvek® has all the protective qualities as the above style 1460 with a matte silver finish. Metallized Tyvek® is a high-performance outdoor cover providing outstanding heat and UV protection.

Metallized Tyvek® is available as follows:

60" x 100 linear yard rolls
60" x 10 linear yard rolls
60" Master rolls - Made to order, Minimum 2000 linear yards
Custom sizes also available
http://www.materialconcepts.com/products/tyvek/uv-soft/

Maybe you could get a sample of this?? I think diy laminating would be difficult.

Re: Hybrid tarp

Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:44 pm
by zelph
ConnieD wrote:
Do you think I could laminate mylar reflective sheeting to tyvek?


I think so! use double sided tape made by 3M. Apply strips at an appropriate distance apart (12"?) running parralel to the length of the tarp. Think in terms of how blow-up matresses are hot sealed to form channels. leave air escape openings at one end of the tarp to allow easy folding.

I think it would work. It would be a 2 person project.

Hybrid tarp, great idea. Thanks Connie :)

Re: Hybrid tarp

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:47 am
by mikepetersen
It is better to hang a hammock trap above 15 to 18 inch to get relief from rainy or snowy situation.

Re: Hybrid tarp

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:04 am
by zelph
mikepetersen wrote:It is better to hang a hammock trap above 15 to 18 inch to get relief from rainy or snowy situation.


In a snowy situation I think extending the tarp into the snow on the windward side would be the way to go.

Sudden, have you seen that metalized tyvek being sold in small quantities?