How to Design & Make an Ultralight Shelter/Tarp

August 28, 2019

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Project Overview

Skill Level Estimated Time Estimated Cost
Advanced 6-8 hours $$$$

Materials and Tools

Materials Needed: Tools Needed:
8 Yards Xenon Sil 1.1 Sewing Machine
0.5 Yards 300D Pack Material Scissors
25ft Reflective Cord Ruler/Tape Measure
8 LineLoc 3 Marker or Chalk
 10cm Circle Tough Fabric (X-Pac or similar)  
6 Feet 15mm Webbing  
Mara 70 or Similar Thread  
Seam Sealer  

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