From my canoe camping kit, I have a 10x14 rectangular tarp made from 1.9 oz. Silnylon. The tarp is of excellent quality from CCS (Cooke Custom Sewing). Other than it being a bit on the large size and probably a little heavier than a 1.1 oz 8x8 tarp, is there any drawback to using it?
The fiscal conservative in me prefers to multi-purpose gear as much as possible. Hoping to begin hammock camping in the BWCA. Plenty of trees, plenty of rocky sites, seems like a natural place to use a hammock.