- yes and no. if pitched at basically the same angle they will protect
the same amount of space but in a different relation to the hammock.
Longer at the head and foot (12 and 6 oclock) end and wider at the
center(3 and 9 oclock) but less at the side diagionals (1:30, 4:30
7:30 and 10:30 oclock positions). However you can pull the sides
down further when pitched diaginal which can also keep you dryer.
This is more noticable with an 8 x 10 but with your 10 x 10 you should
be able to get the sides down pretty far anyways. Hope that made sense.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "sebastiantoney" <funbun2@...>
> I'm considering making a 10 x 10 tarp and use it diagonally. Does a
> diagonal tarp protect as well a rectangulr tarp in rain?
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- I have no idea about comparing them. To test that you'd have to use a rectangular tarp with the same length as the diagonal of your square tarp?
I use an 8 x 8 square tarp pitched on the diagonal simply because it gives a better view and requires the fewest anchor points. My thinking is that in a pinch I could rig it square and low as a barely-long-enough A-frame, and keep out heavy lateral rain.
I aim for two feet of overhang beyond a nominal 8-foot long hammock. On the diagonal, an 8 foot square gives me about 11-1/4 feet of coverage -- a little over 1-1/2 feet at each end.
The diagonal on a 10 foot tarp is diagonal is over 14 feet. That might force you to choose trees that are farther apart than you'd like. Sometimes I find a pair of trees that's just right for my hammock, but the points of the tarp are hard against the trunks, or even need to be slightly wrapped around the trunks.
- --- In email@example.com, "Chinell, David F \(GE Indust,
Security\)" <david.chinell@...> wrote:
>That's interesting, I would figure that the 11 foot diagonal of a 8x8
> I use an 8 x 8 square tarp pitched on the diagonal simply because it
> gives a better view and ...
square tarp would restrict more view along the center portion of the
tarp than my 8x10 rectangular tarp did with its 8 foot width. In
general I am able to hang my tarp high enough if all I want is
protection from rain in moderate winds such that my head is below the
bottom edges of my tarp when I am laying in my hammock and I can see
out across the horizon on flat terrain. I guess your better view is of
a portion of the sky? I hadn't thought of it that way, I evolved from
tarp camping and always liked to be able to see what critters where
about... I guess the next evolution is tarps with moon roofs? <grin>