I have already ordered my Blackbird and I am very anxious to use it on an upcoming hike in June. I'm trying to get all my material ready before the Blackbird arrives. One thing that I don't yet have is a tarp to go over the hammock.

I was wondering what size tarp you would recommend to cover the hammock. I have a 5'x8' silnylon pancho that I was thinking of using if it will cover the hammock, but I'm not sure it if is big enough.

If it isn't big enough I am going to try to make one out of some ripstop nylon that I got from Wal-Mart and seal it up with methods mentioned in another thread. I just want to know what some of the people who have been using a Blackbird think.