Results 1 to 10 of 43

Threaded View

Previous Post Previous Post   Next Post Next Post
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Olympic Penninsula, WA
    HHBP or Expr summer, diyMutts other
    HH Explr or HH Hex
    Rings+Static line

    Winter tarps ... the real deal?

    Most of us over 40 have learned that '' For every problem there is A solution which is nice, neat, easy, plausible and WRONG."

    The PROBLEM is wind with rain, sprinkle or heavy fog which can readily dampen the spirit and more.

    I am ready to buy a SWT or JRB (I like the door thing) but a comment on the forum by someone who experienced the PROBLEM revealed a winter tarp might not be the real Full Meal Deal. The wet got in cuz the ''doors'' couldn't be closed well enough.

    There are of course some limitations where site selection and/or orientation can mitigate the damage.

    I realize most of us (I suspect) do not consciously head out into the maw of a substantial storm to test ourselves and gear.

    Any other real life EXPERIENCES by members with a winter tarp....good or bad .... in really bad weather ?

    I like things simple and prefer not to gear up with lots of hammock accouterment: storm shelters, end caps, hammock bivies, bottom shields and attendant fuss to get a great night's sleep. I hoped a WT possibly with one other light piece of hammock gear will do the job.
    Last edited by riverkeeper; 04-11-2008 at 13:27.
    "There's no accounting for other people's taste in love, fiction and huntin' dogs." ---Mark Twain

Similar Threads

  1. DIY Gear Supply Is The Real Deal
    By Wood in forum Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 03-26-2013, 16:54
  2. Finally found the real deal
    By Bearcat in forum General Hammock Talk
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 09-07-2011, 18:53
  3. A real deal on toggles
    By SmokeBait in forum Whoopie Slings
    Replies: 84
    Last Post: 02-07-2011, 20:06
  4. real deal, hh or wbbb,
    By fred1diver in forum General Hammock Talk
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-28-2010, 09:00


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts