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2312Re: Hammock Camping Hammock tarp size

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  • cmcrooker
    Aug 5, 2003
      It sounds like the Equinox long poncho works for Doc because he uses
      it along the diagonal (which would be 119" long on a rectangular 58"
      x 104" tarp). Anyone else have any experience using a rectangular
      tarp as a canopy?

      --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "Ed Speer" <info@s...> wrote:
      > Hi Carol and welcome. Small tarps like you mentioned are best
      > for fair weather, but when cold winds and/or rain blow in, a large
      > is worth it's weight in gold! My preference for an 8X10 tarp is no
      > secret to those on this list. Many years of experience have
      > me--my book, newsletters and numerous postings on this list give
      all the
      > reasons; thus I recommend and sell my hammocks only with an 8X10
      > silnylon tarp....Ed
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: cmcrooker [mailto:cmcrooker@w...]
      > Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2003 6:24 PM
      > To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Hammock Camping Hammock tarp size
      > Hi all,
      > BPL.com is in the process of prototyping a poncho/tarp out of
      > spinnaker cloth. I wrote to ask Ryan when he expected to have
      > ready to sell and mentioned I'd also like to use it with a
      > Doc (spiveyweb) had recently posted to BPL that he uses the
      > extended silnylon poncho/tarp very successfully with his Hennessy
      > Aysm hammock. According to Campmor web site, that poncho measures
      > 58" x 104".
      > Ryan wrote back to say that the poncho/tarps may be ready to sell
      > the end of the year and to ask what dimensions would be needed to
      > use the poncho/tarp with a hammock. Since I don't own a hammock
      > yet, thought I'd ask you all.
      > What size poncho/tarp would work well as a hammock tarp? Is 58" x
      > 104" optimal? I'm interested in the smallest poncho that will do
      > the job.
      > Thanks for any input.
      > Carol
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