8x10 tarps used on diagonal with asym hammocks?
Please point me to the thread if this has been discussed at length. I currently have an HH Explorer UL with the stock tarp, acquiring a tarpless BB shortly. I got an ID 8x10 siltarp 2 with my REI dividend to use in group situations, etc.
I could certainly use the siltarp in A-frame mode, but end coverage would be minimal.
I'm wondering if anyone regularly uses an 8x10 rectangular tarp set up on the diagonal with an HH or BB asym hammock? The rectangular shape should match up pretty well with with the asym hammock shape, and would provide just under a 13' ridgeline length.
Thanks in advance,
Full-sized tarp setup makes me appreciate the stock fly
I've been using my stock HH fly for over a year now with 60+ nights in the backcountry. I have tried tieing the tarp directly to the tree to get a tauter pitch, but generally leave it on the prussics.
Setting up a full-sized 8x10 tarp yesterday really made me appreciate how simple the HH stock configuration is to work with. Between:
- Making/attaching 8 tieouts to the tarp (incl ridgeline)
- Having to tie the tarp to the tree and get the height right
- driving 6 stakes in the ground
- Getting the tension even across all 6 tieouts
- Getting the tarp positioned directly over the hammock
Versus simply unrolling the stock tarp from my snakeskins and tieing down two lines/stakes...what a difference. It'll be interesting to see over time how often I really end up using the bigger tarp.