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> Questions: Advantages -- disadvantages of hving your tarp in a skin?
My backpack (GG Vapor Trail) does not have a mesh pocket to stuff it in on the
outside. So the use of tubes/skins allows me to pack it last, even if wet, into my
pack. It also allows me to unpack it first in the rain, fly it, then having something to
work under for the rest of my camp chores.
> Have you wraped the packed hammock and tarp with line used as tie-
> outs, eliminating the need for stuff sacks?
I have, but because I also store clothing and a light quilt in the hammock, the tubes
help me to keep everything together and compressed. It also allows me to close up
the hammock when not in use so I can work under it, or cook and eat. Putting the
tarp and the hammock together would esure that the hammock, bugnet and contents
would also get wet here in the PNW.
> Does webbing run the entire length of the center of your bug net?
> Is it grosgrain or heavier webbing?
Yes. It is 1" gross grain.
> Does the netting have velcro only at the ends in an "L" shape? Is
> it only hemmed along the long edges or is it velcroed there, too?
No "L" shape. Just straight down the ends. The way I attached the velcro does the job
of hemming the ends. The long edge is hemmed with shock cord inside it.
> Do you always detach the hanging webbing from the hammock each time
> you pack it?
yes, they are seperate pieces, and depending on tree location and diameter will
almost always require adjustments.
> Do you usually set the tarp high enough to stand under? It looks
> smaller than the standard Speer 8x10 or so, is it?
In expected good weather, yes. The size is 9x10.5, but with curved edges. In bad or
ify weather, I hang them much closer together.