It will do just what you think it will do and I think you will be able
to get it taut if you use some catenary cuts. I will argue that a
single point on the back side is standard coverage, it isn't for me.
<grin> But a lot of that depends on the size of the tarp versus the
size of the hammock, how close the tarp is to the hammock and whether
you want to stay dry when you exit the hammock.
--- In email@example.com, "moabrocks" <moabrocks@...> wrote:
> I was wondering if a pentagon shaped tarp would work for hammick
> camping. So you would have one side with the larger coverage for a
> porch and the single point on the back side for just standard
> coverage. Would that work to cut down on weight and size? or would
> that just cause problems making a taunt pitch over your hammock? Any
> ideas or has anyone tried something like this?
> - Bryant