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    Using Poncho Trap are hammock tarp - channeling MikeIM

    Trying to build a lightweight summer set-up and am thinking of using my S2S ultra sil pouncho tarp. The ultimate hang references it in the new edition, but doesn't talk about it's effectiveness. the dimensions are 57in x 104 in. I would be using in an asym fashion. I live in the mid-atlantic so when it rains...it can rain pretty hard. I usually can't get out for more than 4-5 nights, so I know it will rain, I can pack my thunderfly...but if only a possibility, I wonder if I can get by with the poncho tarp. I do realize that if it's raining...I may be wearing my tarp, which means getting wet during set-up. But I woudl appreciate you thought without that in the equation. Thanks all.

    Also, I think MikeIM talked about hooking his tarp to his Hammock suspension....I wonder if that would be better coverage?
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    Murph, a test of your poncho tarp rigged in your backyard or forest, where you can bail if too wet.
    Choose a rainy night and let us know your results.
    You never know until you try, and try try again.
    Please let us know, results, so that all of us can benefit from your exploration.

    My guess is it might be OK with light rain and little or no wind; with a few rain drops finding their way to your hammock. Not enough to slow you down.

    And for heavy rain and high winds—-all bets are off. Hey, I’ve got 12x6 hammock and 13 ridgeline by 12 wide tarp and have got just ends of hammock damp. Possible user error—I failed to set drip lines and failed to pull ends of tarp down in and tight.


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    That looks plenty large to me - larger than 2 of my 3 tarps. With proper pitch you should be fine for the most part - usual caveats.

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    I think you'll be fine. Of course, you have to pitch the tarp very low...basically right on top of the hammock ridgeline. So, not much room to get in and out of the hammock, and, better store your pack in a garbage bag!

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