2312Re: Hammock Camping Hammock tarp size
- Aug 5, 2003It 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, "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
> 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: email@example.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.
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