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17296Re: weather shield vs. larger tarp

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  • farpost
    Apr 9, 2007

      The picture of your tarp closed up tight for bad weather looks
      effective. But, are you able to sleep on a diagonal in that
      configuration? It seems like you would be poking into the tarp sides
      enough to create a risk of cold spots.


      --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "Dave Womble" <dpwomble@...> wrote:
      > It is my opinion that a rectangular shaped tarp provides more
      > protection from wind, rain and bad weather than tarps that can be
      > visualized as rectangular tarps with portions of the ends cut off, ie
      > diamond shaped or hex shaped. These tarps trade off coverage and
      > flexibility for lighter weight and a setup that sometimes requires
      > less stakes and guylines.
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