Nice report. Im playing around with a make shift Rainkilt myself...with a silnylon jacket and paclite gloves...the wet shins and feet an aquired taste Im learning....needs a solution. Thought about cyclist covers....
About your stakes....are you using the "grondhogs" on the wind side of your tarp?
Im curious about the arm warmers too. Weight etc. They seem like they could help with 3 season or summer months.
Sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken!