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Old 05-20-2013, 11:28 AM
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Backpack: Gregory Shasta, Gregory Jade 38
Sleeping Gear: MYOG down quilt
Shelter: Bilgy Tarp Tent
 
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Long term usage reports with Bilgy tarptent?

I found a few very nice posts here about the Bilgy tarptent pattern. I have found some reports on performance after a few uses or a season. My materials to make this are on the way right now. I was wondering if anybody may be able to report on the long term performance of this design?

Before I invest my time into making it I would like to know if there are any additional modifications to consider. I have already decided to make the floor out of urethane coated ripstop instead o NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:07 PM
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Well, I just finished two Bilgy tents for a friend and I. I will be using mine for a week long trip NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:03 PM
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I'm sure there's interest, striker. We look forward to you sharing more information on this in the NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 08-12-2013, 02:00 PM
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This is a long post but I wanted to share answers to many of the questions I had before I made my Bi NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 10-24-2013, 03:32 PM
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Quick Update:

I have now shared the Bilgy Too with another person for several nights NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 03-19-2014, 03:58 PM
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People seem to be lurking on this thread, so I thought I'd add another bit of info and some pictures NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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