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    Default Holiday deals 2017

    Well, the holiday flyers are starting to come out. Please post good deals on this thread.
    I found an Cabelas Alaskan guide cot on sale for $60 that I am going to pick up. I already have 1, dip the other will be a spare or the daughter. Glad there is one local, I will buy online and pick up later.
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    Default Re: Holiday deals 2017

    Not really a holiday deal, but Amazon has the Kelty Noah's Tarp 20 selling for $88.14 right now. Cheapest price I've seen. If you were ever considering one, grab it quick before the price jumps again.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B012FCGPVS

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    Default Re: Holiday deals 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by MacGyver View Post
    Not really a holiday deal, but Amazon has the Kelty Noah's Tarp 20 selling for $88.14 right now. Cheapest price I've seen. If you were ever considering one, grab it quick before the price jumps again.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B012FCGPVS
    Yowza! Good Price.

    This is a very large tarp-~400 sq ft. Make sure you can utilize the amount of coverage it provides at your typical campsite. If not, then the smaller 12 or 16 foot may be better for your set-up. Also, if you've never set up and pitched a tarp this big...I def recommend a practice set-up before going "live". It's not overly difficult and you'll get better the more you do it. Watch YouTube vids first.

    I checked your link Mac. Because I have Amazon Prime ( for some reason I assume)...I can actually get the 20 footer for $59.95 plus $7.59 shipping thru a vendor named "Exxcel Outdoors". I also, unfortunately, just recently purchased a Noah 20 from Campsaver (I paid right around these prices, a little more than I just saw---I'm not bummed). They DO jump around. But I just can't bite on the $68 price I just saw via Amazon Prime...even as an "extra/backup/etc.). Oohhhh, must get offline....lol.

    I really like my Noah Tarps (my experience so far w the 12 and 16), esp for car camping. I haven't used the Noah 20 yet since I just got it and I generally move to the smaller tarps (12 and 16) as the weather turns cold and/or precipitous. I did spread it out after I got it to check it out and compare.

    Differences from my 12 and 16 older versions. New color: Green, Old: Bronzish (The green color is new. I am hoping the darker green color will provide a darker shade from sun---we'll see. We may just glow a green alien color under it). New: Thicker PU coating-800mm compared to Old: 600mm I believe (but I have never had the Old version leak-properly pitched, water streams off). The new version has pockets at the corners to stow away guy lines, Old-no pockets. I'll prob stick with my carabiner clip method and not use the pockets.

    Biggest diff? Kelty's new version uses "rings" to put the tarp poles into/onto on each main corner. The old version has "grommets" and then a large nylon loop at each corner which can be used as a third tie off point (which I do use sometimes since it allows me to really tie the tarp to the ground in windy conditions and when I might not be around if a pole fails/etc.). I haven't tried to see how my current tarp pole tip fits into the new "ring" version. My tarp poles may be too narrow at the top to prevent the ring from possible sliding off the tarp pole tip and then down the tarp pole. I may have use a large washer to prevent the "ring" from sliding. A consideration...but not a big deal.

    Highly recommend the Noah. Good investment for us so far-few years, still going strong. One of the favorite pieces of gear-always goes with us. MacGvyer's link is a very good price for shade and rain protection over your tent, campsite, kitchen area, etc. Add a couple of 10 foot Cabelas adj poles (or trees if you got em), some cordage, and you've got great dry coverage.
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    Default Re: Holiday deals 2017

    I have an el cheapo 16x20 tarp but what I have used for years is 6 mil plastic sheeting. You can get it in clear or black and a 20x100 roll is $98. That’s five 20x20 tarps for $100. One negative is no grommets but you can install as many as you want and where you want. On a positive note you can cut different sizes to suit your needs. May not be as convenient as a tarp but sure is cheaper.

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