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Re: [Hammock Camping] Looking for advice/product opinions

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  • ij santiago
    *the brand name is equinox tarps. they have 8x19, 10x10 all sill nylon, but make sure you get it without the grommets, go with the tie-outs. i know several
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      *the brand name is equinox tarps. they have 8x19, 10x10 all sill nylon, but
      make sure you get it
      without the grommets, go with the tie-outs. i know several places sell it. *
      *for a little more monye yo can go for the speer cat cut tarp or jrb 10x11*
      On Fri, May 8, 2009 at 7:02 PM, John Coy <traveling2u@...> wrote:

      >
      >
      > Can anyone offer some helpful advice, or suggestions for a good
      > lightweight, (at least 8' x 8' and not bigger than 10' x 10') rain fly for
      > less than $100.00. Hopefully my explanation below will give you some ideas
      > for what I'm looking for.
      >
      > I've enjoyed hammocks forever, as an add-on for camping in comfort. Now,
      > I'm decided to finally use one exclusively, no more tent. I've already got
      > my hammock w/no-see-um mosquito netting. I love it.
      > It's not one of the brands that I see everyone talking about, but I'm
      > going to stick with it, and just need a tarp now. (by the way mine is
      > a "hammockbliss" brand, at www.hammockbliss.com).
      >
      > I'm in need of a tarp/rain-fly for my hammock sleeping rig. I'd like to be
      > able to use it in most any condition, but I use it mostly in alpine forests
      > here in Utah. (It seems square or diamond shape is best/most versatile for
      > hammock
      > use, but if anyone prefers a rectangular cut, let me know the
      > advantages to you.)
      >
      > I'm open to suggestions, but I'm considering: the white Kelty Noah, 9' x 9'
      > tarp ($59.00), weighing 1 lb 7 oz, made of 75D 190T 450mm PU polyester
      > taffeta (which I don't understand); and the "Big Rain Fly" Camo 3 meter x 4
      > meter diamond shaped tarp, (apparrantly measured opposite corner to opposite
      > corner), weighing abt. 1 lb. 4 oz., made of polyurethane coated 244 ripstop
      > Nylon, found at www.mosquitohammock.com (I have an idea what the
      > polyurethane coating is, but I don't know how to compare different types of
      > nylon, or polyesters, nor know whether it matters with respect to how it
      > takes the polyurethane coating, nor as to whether it is even any better than
      > just spraying, or washing with a silicon or other treatment). If it helps
      > in getting info., specs for the Kelty Noah are found quickly at REI.com, and
      > searching key work "noah"
      >
      > Incidently, other than weight, what are the downside to just getting a
      > cheap-o polyeurathan tarp / tarpoline to use as a fly? Are they really that
      > much heavier than nylon, or is it just that they don't back away very small,
      > or is it all about durability, and ripping more easily if cut??
      >
      > Thanks a million for your advice and suggestions.
      >
      > John
      >
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      >



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      I J. (aka peanuts)


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