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 Post subject: DIY Mylar Tarp.
PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:28 am 
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A simple inexpensive DIY Mylar tarp. My preference is to use this as a reflective liner for my poncho when employed as a tarp. Occasionally as a ground cloth near the end of it's disposable life. Also works great to block drafts in the heated shelter. I wouldn't want to intentionally depend on such a thing alone in extreme weather but that's not the intent. That said setup is more durable than one might expect. This can actually be done in the woods on the fly however is probably better done before actually needed.

This one is done so it's time for another.

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The DIY project.

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1. Paracord X4
2. Duct tape.
3. Hole punch. Optional but kinda fun.
4. Mylar blanket. I like the cheap one as it's disposable.
5. Scissors. You can use a knife or just your fingers as duct tape rips ok.

I am going to just do the 4 corners but have done more grommets in the past.

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Fold some tape over the corner. Yea don't have to OCD this but generally yea want to get it right the first time.

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The optional second application of duct tape.

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Punch a hole in it.

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Run the paracord through it.

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Create the tie-off loop.

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I like to use it under a poncho but will go solo this time. Two sliding friction knots.

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I have an empty Mylar tarp box which desperately needs a good burning.

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It's a GO!

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Heat reflecting off the Mylar.

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Packs down small.

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Lets end this with bacon and a video.

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 Post subject: Re: DIY Mylar Tarp.
PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:48 am 
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That's probably the best use for one of those space blankets I've seen yet! I've never had any luck wrapping one around me to stay warm. In the first picture, how is it attached to the poncho?

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Sun Yeti wrote:
That's probably the best use for one of those space blankets I've seen yet! I've never had any luck wrapping one around me to stay warm. In the first picture, how is it attached to the poncho?


Attached to the same sliding friction knots supporting the poncho on the ridgeline.

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