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    Tarp shopping.

    This morning I pulled the trigger on my very first hammock (11' from Dutch). I've decided I'm going to try and figure out a way to rig my Enlightened Equipment Rev 20 as an under quilt and use my down bag as a TQ. The item on my list is a light weight Tarp. I'm primarily interested in summer rain protection in New England. I'm on a tight budget and I've thought about a DYI sewing project but I have zero experience and if it goes anything like my attempt to fix my own car it will cost me more in the long run.

    can someone suggest a desent trap for a guy on a budget?

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    Senior Member MeAndMyBeans's Avatar
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    Yukon Outfitters Walkabout Rainfly $39
    (Not sure if that is "decent", but a killer price!)

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    Looking forward to getting my new Winter Dream 13' tarp tomorrow. This should give me great coverage for my Warbonnet Ridgerunner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreyBear View Post
    This morning I pulled the trigger on my very first hammock (11' from Dutch). I've decided I'm going to try and figure out a way to rig my Enlightened Equipment Rev 20 as an under quilt and use my down bag as a TQ. The item on my list is a light weight Tarp. I'm primarily interested in summer rain protection in New England. I'm on a tight budget and I've thought about a DYI sewing project but I have zero experience and if it goes anything like my attempt to fix my own car it will cost me more in the long run.

    can someone suggest a desent trap for a guy on a budget?
    Just got that one in December. Worked like a champ this weekend in high wind, rain, and hail!

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o07_s00

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    yea, i got my Yukon walkabout for $16.99! definitely worth up to $40. if you want more coverage i recommend the kelty noah's 9 or 12.

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    I'd get something like the HH Hex for around $70. It's a pretty solid tarp for the price. Then again, for $15 more bucks you could get something much lighter like the Tadpole.
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    Charlie @ Mountain Wilderness gear. He can make one that you can park your car under. I have his first silpoly with doors, and I love it! He has a facebook, but he is also on here. Mountainwildernessgear.com

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    Check out Jared's tarps at Simply Light Designs. Super fast shipping and amazing quality!
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    Got a DD Hammock 3x3 (meters). It cost $70 and shipping was incredible. It arrived within 1 week.

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    BCUSA makes a 12x10 tarp that weighs the same as the HH Hex at 27oz but has way more tie outs giving you many more configuration options and costs $5 more

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