Tag: Oilskin

Bearded man explains a dark brown bed roll.

Cowboy Bedroll/Oilskin Tarp

Our friend Dave Canterbury from the Pathfinder School asked for a special waxed canvas tarp. an 8′ x 6′ tarp that is very versatile, very useful. We sell them through the Self Reliance Outfitters website. Learn more about the tarp, and get some handy tips for any size tarp in these two videos.

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The contents of a bag laid out on a green surface; a personal tablet with a pen, a pamphlet, an astham inhaler, a small pouch, a packaged hooded poncho, a lint roller, a book, a pen and pencil container made of fabric, a first aid kit, a couple of business cards, a sharpie, a pair of sccissors, a flashlight, a bottle opener, a whistle, and other items for every day outdoor journeying. The bag is in the top right of the pile, and is meant to imply that all of the items will fit inside.

Tour of the Anything’s Possible Bag

Take a quick tour of Tentsmiths’ newest products, our Anything’s Possible – Shoulder Bag. In stock and ready to ship now.

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Oilskin tarp set out in Africa

Why don’t you have a true 10×10?

Just a quick video explaining why our 10′ tarp is only 9’8″ wide. The answer may surprise you! (actually, it probably won’t, but we felt like we had to say that.)

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The whole area is also reinforced underneath

Reinforced center loop – do I need it?

What is a reinforced center loop? When folks are contemplating the purchase of an oilskin tarp they often ask about the option for a reinforced center loop. All of our oilskin (and even our less commonly purchased canvas) tarps come with a row of loops spaced evenly down each seam. On every tarp under 12 […]

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tan shelter

Visit with a Whelen

What happens when the Shellenbeans are stuck not attending events for long periods? You get a video about the mysterious Whelen! This is such a unique style of shelter, and not like a tent at all. It has a completely open front, and only wings on the sides. The Whelen is meant to be erected […]

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