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  • Gorilla Hut: the Upgraded Monkey Hut Design

    Thank you for your comment!I will incorporate your advice about melding rope ends into my guide when I get the chance!I am a bit confused about the webbing stitching thing. I think I get the core concept, but I don't know where it would apply to the design. The knots in the ratchet straps are overhand loops that tighten as they are pulled. I haven't had any issues with securing the ratchet strap knots.I think glueing the rib joints to a rib section is an interesting idea. My first impulse is to avoid that path since this was designed to break into 5ft sections and "5.5ft" just doesn't have the same ring to it. That said, eliminating bolts that could damage the tarp seems like a good plan. THAT said, modularity... etc. Worth considering for sure.Can you send a link to the relea...

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    Thank you for your comment!I will incorporate your advice about melding rope ends into my guide when I get the chance!I am a bit confused about the webbing stitching thing. I think I get the core concept, but I don't know where it would apply to the design. The knots in the ratchet straps are overhand loops that tighten as they are pulled. I haven't had any issues with securing the ratchet strap knots.I think glueing the rib joints to a rib section is an interesting idea. My first impulse is to avoid that path since this was designed to break into 5ft sections and "5.5ft" just doesn't have the same ring to it. That said, eliminating bolts that could damage the tarp seems like a good plan. THAT said, modularity... etc. Worth considering for sure.Can you send a link to the releasable tie-wraps that you see as an improvement over the bungee balls?Thank you for your thoughtful comment!Feel free to let me know if you have other ideas to share!

    Thanks for your comment!If you feel comfortable doing that, by all means! I did that my first year and it did not go well. I think my mistake was using para-cord, which stretched.Ever since, I have used a tape measure that I marked and keep with the hut. The key advantages I see here are that the tape is needed anyway for measuring the location of the middle rebar and measuring tape doesn't get tangled.

    Thanks for your comment! This option is maybe more expensive than a portable garage but it has several key advantages. 1) 100% UV blocking tarp. I wanted actual shade at the burn and was willing to pay a premium for that. The tarp here costs as much your janky garage.2) Modularity. I expanded my hut an additional 10ft when our camp grew, and if a part ever breaks I can replace it for the cost of a tube of PVC.

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