Re: [Hammock Camping] opinions on the "ideal" minimum tarp size
- Is your seam on the diagonal (to line up with the HH ridgline) or down
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "David Chinell" <dchinell@m...>
> You've heard this from me before, but here it is again. My
> ideal tarp is 8 x 8 feet, with tie-outs at the corners and
> halfway along the sides.
> I usually pitch on the diagonal, and this gives enough
> length to nicely cover the length of my hammock. Since it's
> square, you don't have to figure out any orientation, just
> grab a corner and attach it to something. (Possibly, this
> distributes wear on the tarp, but I think that's a trivial
> This size creates a comfortable space under which I can cook
> on rainy days.
> It's juuuuuust barely big enough to pitch in A-frame
> configuration if the weather's really nasty.
> It does require a seam.
- Dave Womble wrote:
>If you are out where it rains pretty solid for days on end and thereAmen! With the shelters of the AT, I find a more minimal tarp enough.
>is no other shelter except what you carry on your back, I'm thinking
>that the extra ounces for a larger tarp can be well worth it.
Without them, I'd carry an 8x10 or 10x10 tarp.