Originally Posted by nogods
How do you "button it up" in the rain?
By "button up" I mean you lower the tarp as low as possible without touching the hammock and pull the sides in as tight as possible without touching the hammock. This give you the best coverage for the size tarp you are using. The down side is you lose ventilation. The reason I say you can set up tighter with the stock tarp is because the side wings are shorter than the length of the tarp ( thus the diamond shape ) so the tarp can be set both lower and can be pulled in tighter on the sides than with a square tarp of the same length. Hope that makes sense.