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Post by Muttley » Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:30 am

I have some Snakeskins for my Kelty12 and they work great and make it a breeze to put the tarp up, but stuffing them back in seems to take forever. I figure I'm doing something wrong. Is there an easy way to get the tarp back in the Snakeskins?


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Post by Baby Huey » Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:40 am

If you have the Hennessy ones, I think it maybe due to the size of the skins to the size of the tarp being stuffed. If you go to http://www.outdoortrailgear.com/cottage ... ods-store/ she will make you a larger size even does custom work for much larger tarps.
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Post by Baby Huey » Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:41 am

Also as far as stuffing it is best to do the wrapping and unwrapping of tarps in snakeskins while it is tied off and the ridgeline is fairly straight.
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Post by Muttley » Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:10 pm

They are made for the Kelty by outdoor trail gear. They are really nice mesh skins. Yes, this last time I put them back in the skins I left the ridge line up. I guess I'll chalk it up to practice, practice, practice.
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Post by UncleMJM » Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:24 pm

Some folks simply slide the skin along the tarp on the ridgeline, cramming it in as they go, and it works for them. I tend to get better results if I roll my tarp, from the tie out points to the ridge line then slide the skins over the rolled tarp. YMMV.

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Post by Scuba » Fri Aug 21, 2015 6:24 pm

I do the roll THEN cram method. Seems to work for me.
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Post by Baby Huey » Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:02 pm

Scuba wrote:I do the roll THEN cram method. Seems to work for me.
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Post by Muttley » Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:27 pm

Scuba wrote:I do the roll THEN cram method. Seems to work for me.
So you roll the tarp around the ridge line and then stuff it into the snakeskins?
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Post by Baby Huey » Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:42 pm

Yes. Don't have to roll it tight, just roll it enough to where the skins are not trying to push all of the fabric to the middle.
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Post by Muttley » Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:25 pm

Baby Huey wrote:Yes. Don't have to roll it tight, just roll it enough to where the skins are not trying to push all of the fabric to the middle.
Bingo, that's exactly what I need to do, thanks. I was trying to cram it all in there and looked like my Snakeskins ate a possum about a week before!
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