(My first new thread here)
I found a deal on the DD Hammock 2nds and got a 9'x9' tarp. However, I know these won't last so I thought I would share what I almost bought.
Amazon has a Kelty Yellowstone 6 footprint for $21.64. The tent this footprint was made for is 104"x104" in size, so you have a nice 8.6'x8.6' "tarp" for really cheap. It has tie-outs in 4 corners, so it is suitable for the "diamond" tarp configuration.
I am a "ground dweller" and new to hanging; I'm trying to start on the cheap until I know that hanging is for me. I suspect there are others readers here like me, or guys currently using a Poly Tarp that are looking for something lighter and affordable (perhaps waiting for more GuideGear tarps to be in stock somewhere). I hope this alternative is helpful to some of you, as these forums have been to me..