Description: 9 oz. Dimensions - 104" (8 2/3') long, 82" (6 1/2') wide Catenary cut for ease of set up and tight pitch for no flapping in high winds. Made of silicone impregnated 1.1 oz 30d nylon. Works great with a bivysack for all weather protection. $59
I could use this as a pattern, or, I could add a cut-to-fit mylar sheet.
The other reason I sent for the Oware AsymTarp 1 is $59 as opposed to Metallized Tyvek® 60" x 10 linear yard rolls $75.
I am considering Metallic Ripstop $19.95 yd and Seattle Fabric will sell 1/8 yd. increments.
I thought I would D.I.Y. the SilNylon treatment.
Re: Oware AsymTarp 1
Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:34 pm
Of course, you might use two 5x7 Walmart tarps like this man.
The "pitch" is the whole point.
You could do this "pitch" with a larger tarp. However, it will not pack down to as small a volume in the pack.
It does let in the heat from the warming fire, without extra risk to the tarp, for example, a diamond pitch would make with one corner that could overhang the warming fire. It could rig that corner back on itself, nevertheless, that is carrying more tarp than you actually need for emergency shelter. I admit, the diamond-pitch is the fastest set-up as you can be under the tarp after the first corner goes up.
I like the Oware AsymTarp 1, because it is the smallest "carry" for the purpose.
I like the Oware AsymTarp 1, because it has the length and width most people could use with a bivy.
I like the Oware AsymTarp 1, because it is well-constructed at 9 oz.
I have been advocating having sufficient provisions in a daypack, waistpack, or one shoulder pack for an unintended overnight, or more. I have been advocating this idea for years.