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    I've even gotten by numerous times using a square 10x10 tarp with an 11' hammock. Tarp pitched as an A-frame, not a diamond. Some posts I have at home are about 10'9" apart, so an 11' tarp is no-go.

    SRL on a 11' hammock is ~110" and the square tarp RL is 120". Tarp pitched basically right on top of the hammock SRL. Theoretical 5" overhang of the tarp beyond the hammock on both ends, but in practice, maybe a smidge less. CL's of hammock stick out beyond the tarp, so driplines are essential.

    I've not been through a monsoon with this setup, but have weathered a few fairly heavy, all-night storms and stayed totally dry. Sideways rain coming in at the ends would of course be the most likely failure mode, but pitched carefully and very low to the hammock, minimal tarps can keep you dry.
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    Let me acquire some framing supplies and I'll report back.

    Timeline here is summer next year, along the continental divide, heading SOBO. Expect high altitude weather conditions...lots of sun, periodic summer afternoon squalls with cracks of lightning that makes the ground shudder. Should be fun.

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    And because its "square", there's more protection on the ends than a 10' hex. Might even be able to bring in the corners as doors, but probably not all the way. Personally, I'm a porch mode 24/7 guy, so I'd likely set that one up in lean-to fashion. The 4' each sides aren't going to do much for wind protection in std setup, so I'd either go with said lean-to mode or get a sock.
    "I wonder if anyone else has an ear so tuned and sharpened as I have, to detect the music, not of the spheres, but of earth, subtleties of major and minor chord that the wind strikes upon the tree branches. Have you ever heard the earth breathe... ?"
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    My tarp is 8x10, not square. No matter, I'll sort it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toast Sensei View Post
    My tarp is 8x10, not square. No matter, I'll sort it out.
    I think he just meant perpendicular edges, rather than hex-shaped and cat-cut.
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    doh.

    Where is that palmface smiley when I need it?

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    I use a Warbonnet Cloudburst tarp (11x10) and have the detachable doors. I have 12' of zing it on each end of the ridgeline with a tarp flyz on each one. 6' of zing-it on each corner tie-out, 6' of zing-it on the center pull outs (two extra 12' hanks of zing-it for side tie outs when in the hammock stored in the stake bag) . Each corner tie-out has a tarp worm attached to 8" of shock cord and the zing stays threaded through those. All this stays on the tarp all the time. I use a gathered end 11' hammock. When I go to the ground, I stick my treking poles tip up in the split rings on the ends of the ridge line. I use the attached zing it and adjust the tarp flyz to stake it shorter than hammock mode. Works awesome and only the tarp flyz need to be adjusted. Two people can easily use it on the ground with tyvek sheets.

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