[Hammock Camping] Re: ReplacingHHTarp
- I'd think a 10x12 would be too large and unwieldy, and the 12 foot
length would only work if your trees were rather farther apart than
necessary. How about 10x10 if you want to go larger? BTW, an 8x10
tarp worked perfectly to close off the open side of a shelter on the
Long Trail on a cold, windy, snowy night. The 8 foot width covered it
top-to-bottom and the 10 foot length left about 1-2 feet open on one
end. Sure made the shelter warmer.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "firefly" <firefly@e...> wrote:
> 8 by 10? They're saying 10 by 12. You think that 12 feet lengthwise
> long for the HH? I was going to order a 10 by 12 from either Campmor or
> Brawny, hang it on the long rectangle, leaving me the option of 5
> luxurious tarp room on either side. But now, these detail guys <G> have
> taken this into discussing building things, and centenary shapes,
> of which interests me in the least because I am swamped setting up
> business, and I am still unpacking governor's office stuff. I just
> know which dang tarp to order. I think my HH is a tad longer than
> have the Ultralight backpacker, I think.
> Marsanne, when I did a week up at Sipsey, I used an 8 X 10 tarp just
> described. I went through several stormy nights and a few windy
> great to have a place to get in out of the rain without having to
> It also gave me a place to put all my gear. I brought a small piece
> to lay everything on.
- Oh, gotcha. That makes way more sense, thanks for clearing that up.
Jamie in AZ
--- In email@example.com, "Brian MacMillin" <oes@h...>
> No, each side is 42" long, so the tarp is 10.5'x 7'. The hexagonshape
> combined with the catenary curves makes for a very efficient use of
> material and allows for a very taught pitch.
> Best Regards,
> Brian MacMillin