Originally Posted by AtHomeDad
I had hung with my son under the same 11' Hex tarp until we got a nasty rain storm this summer. We stayed dry, but couldn't close the doors on the winward side, Luckily we didn't get wet, but we were both concerned. He finally asked for his own tarp . . . the only 9 year old with an 11' Sil-Hex Tarp with winter doors, and his own hammock with removable zip-in bug net that can be replaced with fleece. Am I spoiling him? or ensuring a camping buddy forever?!?
We slept out on Friday night with a few other scouts (Webelos I). The temp got down to 23. It was nice that he went out like a light and woke up at 5:30 because he was "too hot." I've now got him wanting to go camping in the snow. YEAH!
that is great. I was packing down my stuff and thinking I should have a clark vertex. So we could hunker down together, stay warm, dry and still be within arms reach.