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Re: [Hammock Camping] opinions on the "ideal" minimum tarp size

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  • matthulbert
    Is your seam on the diagonal (to line up with the HH ridgline) or down the middle ?
    Message 1 of 40 , May 12, 2004
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      Is your seam on the diagonal (to line up with the HH ridgline) or down
      the "middle"?

      --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "David Chinell" <dchinell@m...>
      wrote:
      > 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
      > consideration.)
      >
      > 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.
      >
      > Bear
    • Rick
      ... Amen! With the shelters of the AT, I find a more minimal tarp enough. Without them, I d carry an 8x10 or 10x10 tarp. Risk
      Message 40 of 40 , May 28, 2004
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        Dave Womble wrote:

        >If you are out where it rains pretty solid for days on end and there
        >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.
        >

        Amen! With the shelters of the AT, I find a more minimal tarp enough.
        Without them, I'd carry an 8x10 or 10x10 tarp.

        Risk
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