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Old 06-29-2016   #51
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Originally Posted by Osprey View Post
We send out trivia at work every day….one of the questions was “What’s the hottest desert in the in the world?” One of the answers I got back was “Bananas Foster”

Anybody tried Orange Screws? Came across these on kickstarter awhile back, seems like they would be great for this.

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Old 06-29-2016   #52
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I ordered a navy blue dragonfly in the 25' length. I will post some pics when I get it. I need to figure out some sand stakes for it. Any one try those weird looking toughstakes.

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Old 06-30-2016   #53
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My favorite is a BIG OL' cottonwood tree.....but they are hard to pack on a boat....
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Old 06-30-2016   #54
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Best shade for desert

The Dragonfly comes with sand stakes.
At least mine did.

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Old 07-03-2016   #55
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Matt's making my Dragonfly now and I can't wait to check it out...
Very excited... I'll keep ya posted...
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Old 07-03-2016   #56
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After setting up my old Moss Heptawing, we decided to go with the msr rendezvous wing based on some good wind at our house and my wife remarking how stable/bomber it was.
I hope the new msr is nearly as tough as my 20 year old heptawing.
I'll report back on findings.
We just couldn't stomach $500 on a tarp right now, too many other fires in the oven.
Thanks for all the feedback, after this San Juan trip in two weeks, we should know more.
The kids love my heptawing and it will be along for a kid shelter, probably set up with an mini max oar or two.
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Old 07-12-2016   #57
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DragonFly Tarps

All right, got the DragonFly Tarp the other day and I must say I am very impressed. A well made product. My weather station was reporting a 12 mph wind when I set it up in my field and it wasn't a problem at all setting it up myself. Ordering and customer service was outstanding. Might take a couple of weeks to get one. Cataract and Carlisle oars fit no problem at all six points. I wish I had this last month. Foul weather at camp prompted the purchase. This thing is going to be slick to have for next time. It has it's own bag and comes with stakes with a separate sack for them too.
In regards to stakes, for whatever the need, I really dig the Snow Peak stake. You can beat on them all day long, very well made and come in several sizes. Hard to procure though. And ya... Made in Japan.

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Old 07-24-2016   #58
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Couldn't be happier with my new Dragonfly tarp. Thanks Matt Nelson! It should be a life saver on our mid August Ruby Horsethief trip with the kids!
I don't think the heavy stuff is gonna come down for quite a while.
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Old 07-25-2016   #59
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All this fuss!
Just find an extra large friend to float with, and a sturdy camp chair.

An added benefit is that one does not need to whack one's stakes all day to get them to stay in one place.
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Old 08-04-2016   #60
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I bought a Dragonfly for family use - and loved it so much that I just picked up a second one for the school I lead. Can't think of better shade for 30 people than these simple, sturdy tarps. Great service too!

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