Opening up a thread to discuss packing tarps typically 12' x12' in size. I have the Guide Gear (GG) 12 x 12, and have the Kelty Noah coming in shortly.
I really dont like GG storage tube/bag - especially since I pull the snake skins over my tarp before storing. The tube shape limits its ability or options to store in your pack -dry-. What have you done to store these styles of tarps in your pack? Even for short trips for lounging? Make your own stuff sack? I was thinking of making an additional mesh stuff sack to strap to the back of my pack to allow drying.
Out of all my equipment, by far, storing that tube storage bag is the biggest pain.
While we are on the topic - Do you typically leave your guy lines attached to your tarp? Typically I stuff them in the pockets I made in my snake skins. I see pros and cons to this.