Finished my first tarp. I appreciate all the advice I received on the site.
Set it up today for first test. It's not perfect. I definitely learned some lessons and developed some skills that will help me for round two. It was originally 144" x 120" after having some construction problems on the ridgeline, finished size is 144 x 96. Use 1.1 oz silnylon from RSBTR. Finished weight w/o lines is 24oz.
Had it set up in 15-20 mph winds today, figured it would be a decent gauge for durability. Left it up for 2 hours. Outside of the stakes coming lose in the muddy ground, tarp seems structurally sound.
The beauty of having a wife who camps with me is, I get to make everything twice.
Edit: Dont know why pics loaded twice. and yes, I live in an apartment, the only decent trees are 25 feet apart, and right next to the road. Not ideal, but I spend a lot of time hanging there and no one bothers me.