I'm switching from an open hammock to the WB/BB - I'm emailing with Brandon right now about my options on blemished ones (I'm totally fine with one that's not perfect, it's going camping for crissakes).

Is there any advantage in ordering a tarp at the same time or ordering one from them at all? I like the look of the MJ, and obviously it'll get shipped as a package so I only have to pay shipping once. Does anyone have a tarp they like better with a Blackbird than the MJ?

I've just started doing some longer backpacking trips and do eventually (on the soonish) want to start section hiking the AT tentless, so I'd rather have the right equipment that will pack well than futz with it (if possible).

Any input would be appreciated!