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.....IMHO.... two tarps is twice as much set up, extra lines, alignment issues, and a seam, even in overlapping for windblown rain to reek havoc....
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.
Welcome to the hanging gang....
Getting wet is the short cut to hypothermia....and it will be fast coming in a hammock.... there is a reason for larger asymetric tarps.... find a way to stay dry....search the forums for good approaches....your is not a new issue.
Likewise there are many ways to stay warm.... make an adequate plan.... get what you need and test it in a safe hang out, with a bailout plan.