Originally Posted by dakotaross
I have a Hennessy UL Explorer with stock tarp. The tarp has been fine for coverage so far with the exception of a particularly wet morning last weekend where I was left wanting for dry space.
I'm wondering if I can use a setup with two tarps, one being the stock tarp which I would slide a bit further toward the rear, and another to be setup to cover ALL of the front from the entry slit to the tree.
Does this sound viable? Anybody doing this already? Probably not the best weight-concious option, but perhaps more flexible if I wanted to go to the ground for whatever reason? (I don't have an underquilt, so the ground may be necessary in colder weather). Was thinking a 7x9 flat tarp, or perhaps the OR Helium Solo.
Good to hear from another Georgia hanger.
I have'nt heard of anyone using two tarps like you talk about. The weight penalty would not be worth it IMO. Plus other negative factors I'm sure.
If using a Hennessy, most people here upgrade to a bigger tarp. The MacCat tarps are popular. The Sportsmans Guide tarp is pretty big with a 12' 8" ridgeline and is hard to beat for the money:www.sportsmansguide.com/cb/cb.asp?a=97247
No need for an underquilt in cold weather. They are nice and I own a couple, but closed cell pads work well in hammocks if you are not prone to sweating issues with pads.The Walmart blue 3/8" pad is very popular. I've used just pads down to 10 degrees and had a blast.