Re: Hammock Camping Hammock tarp size
- I have an HH Expedition, and have found that the stock tarp keeps me dry. However, if you are caught in an extended rain, you will like an 8 x 10 tarp (or bigger) in order to have some room to keep your pack dry, cook, stand up and change clothes, etc. I have recently made a Speer hammock and extra large tarp (11 x 9), and the space under the tarp is fantastic. With the Speer hammock, you have a very comfortable camp chair under a large canopy, which makes for a very comfy evening!Chet
stephanie <sswaim63@...> wrote:
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> It sounds like the Equinox long poncho works for Doc because he
> it along the diagonal (which would be 119" long on a rectangular
> x 104" tarp). Anyone else have any experience using a rectangular
> tarp as a canopy?
I used an 8 by 10 silnylon tarp with my Byer hammock. I found the
diagonal too long to be able to get it tight most of the time with
the tree distance that seemed to be best for hanging the hammock. I
usually pitched it like an A-frame instead. I'd rather pitch
diagonally since it is just quicker and easier. I think an 8 by 8
would work well.
Now I got a Hennessy that i'm testing for BGT so I'm using the stock
canopy til the test period is over, but keep meaning to try my 8 by
10 tarp with it. I seem to hang the Hennessy best on trees that are
farther apart than I did with the Byer. So it may work well. I'm
hoping I can just hook it to the same hooks the original canopy hooks
to (i.e. no seperate ridge line). I'm goign to try it as soon as I
get home from this business trip.
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