Heres the deal. i know there are TONS of threads asking about tarp choices, and believe me ive read them... but its hard to find exactly what you are looking to hear in someone elses thread, so here it goes.
Im new to hammocking, not new to camping, but am looking for the perfect tarp as my first purchase. I am on an extremely tight budget, and not super worried about weight, and found the campmor tarps that i can buy about any size and shape i could want, for 30-40$.. but my question is, which size do i want?!
The dilema here is that, since i will only have one tarp, i want it to offer coverage for the heaviest rain storms, but i also want it to be small enough that during the good weather, i can look out in the woods and enjoy nature without being in a cacoon of tarp.
This leads me to my final question.. should i be looking for a 8x8, 9x9 or 10x10 tarp to lay on the diagonal, or a 11x11 11x8 tarp or a 12x10 or something like that as a rectangle? i have no idea what size will offer enough coverage to cook under, have a little dry space, while still letting me feel open to the woods. [EDIT: IM STUCK BETWEEN A 9x9 AS A DIAMOND, OR A 10x8, 10x10 OR 10x12 AS A RECTANGLE SETUP. UNLESS ANYONE HAS A BETTER SIZE, I NEED HELP BETWEEN THESE! THANKS! SORRY FOR THE CAPS!]
So and recomendations, personal prefernces, anything! that you have to say about the size and configuration of my new tarp, please do! thanks in advance, Nils