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    UL Shelter/Stove Geek HCH's Avatar
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    Default My Newest DIY bow hunting shelter

    Here is my latest UL shelter for hunting trips, when I don't feel the need for my UL sil-nylon tipi and UL wood burner. I did it all myself. Everything here I made except for the Black Diamond carabiners. This is 1.1 oz breathable ripstop, doubled for the hammock body. The tarp is 1.3 oz sil-nylon and is 10X12. The ridge line of the tarp is 12'. Tie downs on the tarp are every 2'. Ridge line suspension is 1/8" Amsteel and so are the tie outs to the tree hugger webbing. All suspension and tie out cords, are DIY whoopie slings. For those not aware of what a whoopie is, it is a rope that slides in itself and is the lightest and most adjustable knot free adjustment available. When weight is applied to the rope, it locks up much like a Chinese finger trap. Amsteel is the strongest rope known to man and the 1/8" diameter I used is rated for 2500 lbs. The tarp tie out cords are just made out of regular poly rope that I whoopied by removing the core that runs down the middle. I have done the same with parachute cord. Here are some various tarp setups I can do if I choose. I haven't weighed it, but it is light and the entire setup is seen here in my DIY stuff sack. Bug net installs and removes easily and is open and closed by simply cinching a drawstring on each end. The foot is kept drawed and you simply open the cinch near the head end, get in the hammock, and re draw the end. No bugs can get in and it is no seeum mesh. Now I am ready for an outing in it.

    My Newest DIY bow hunting shelter - Bowhunting forum

    My Newest DIY bow hunting shelter - Bowhunting forum

    My Newest DIY bow hunting shelter - Bowhunting forum

    My Newest DIY bow hunting shelter - Bowhunting forum

    My Newest DIY bow hunting shelter - Bowhunting forum

    My Newest DIY bow hunting shelter - Bowhunting forum

    My Newest DIY bow hunting shelter - Bowhunting forum

    My Newest DIY bow hunting shelter - Bowhunting forum

    My Newest DIY bow hunting shelter - Bowhunting forum

    My Newest DIY bow hunting shelter - Bowhunting forum
    John 3:16 Lifetime NRA Member/Iowa Bow Hunters Association/"Crackerized"Strother SR-71 "Crackerized"PSE AXE 6 UL shelter/stove geek

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    Cool!!! VERY cool!
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    UL Shelter/Stove Geek HCH's Avatar
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    thanks
    John 3:16 Lifetime NRA Member/Iowa Bow Hunters Association/"Crackerized"Strother SR-71 "Crackerized"PSE AXE 6 UL shelter/stove geek

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