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    How do you pack away your dyneema tarp?

    How do you pack away your dyneema tarp? Do you use the stuff method with snake skins or fold it up? Thanks!

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    SilvrSurfr's Avatar
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    No way I'm folding cuben fiber (or any other material). That assumes no wind. I just roll it up in the snakeskins and hit the road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    No way I'm folding cuben fiber (or any other material). That assumes no wind. I just roll it up in the snakeskins and hit the road.
    Okay im glad you said that. I contacted Hammockgear and they said they recommended folding it. But thats is so inconvenient.

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    Yeah mine gets stuffed into the snakeskins and I fold it after it gets cleaned and dried at home.

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    I roll up the sides towards the ridge, tucking the lines into the roll as I go. When I get the roll up to the top, I slide the one piece mesh sleeve over the rolled up tarp. Once fully enclosed in the sleeve, I then roll it up from one end to the other. This is the most compact way I've found to pack mine. After I get the sleeved tarp rolled up, sometimes I place that in the stuffsack (east fit) as is or either wrap it with the continuous ridge line.

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    I roll mine up and slide a single snakeskin over it. Then attach it to the outside of my pack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by questionmike View Post
    Okay im glad you said that. I contacted Hammockgear and they said they recommended folding it. But thats is so inconvenient.
    It's really hard to believe Hammock Gear would recommend folding. It's impractical and downright impossible with any wind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clisbyclark View Post
    I roll up the sides towards the ridge, tucking the lines into the roll as I go. When I get the roll up to the top, I slide the one piece mesh sleeve over the rolled up tarp. Once fully enclosed in the sleeve, I then roll it up from one end to the other. This is the most compact way I've found to pack mine. After I get the sleeved tarp rolled up, sometimes I place that in the stuffsack (east fit) as is or either wrap it with the continuous ridge line.

    Exactly what I do... except I use split RLs that get rolled in with the guy lines, leaving the tree end loose to wrap around the tarp. Once the sleeve is on, I release one end of the RL from a tree and start rolling the tarp towards the other tree, releasing the other end once rolled and using it to wrap loosely around the tarp bundle. Tarp never touches the ground.

    Having said this, I just go my Palace back from being repaired by HG. I sent it to them exactly as described above and they sent it back folded nicely (loosely) in the stuff sack with the mesh stuffed in. Surely it is easier for them to fold it.. I don't think I could, or would want to fold DCF.
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    I always fold mine now since I switched from using my CF skin. I use a separate ridgeline from Autumnlight and just unclip one end of my 11 foot standard with doors, step back a bit and fold it in half at the other clip. Then, I keep folding and roll it up to fit in the CF bag. No issues doing it in wind, since one end is anchored doing the first big fold. Haven't seen any signs of wear on the tarp after a couple years of use.

    Can't do the same thing with my 12 foot sil tarp since I don't have the reach. I seem to recall lots of discussions over the years in the HG subforum regarding CF storage.

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    Folding it really isn't that difficult, even in wind, as michigandave mentioned. It takes up less space that way. But I would say pack it away however you want to. There's really no right or wrong answer and there's never going to be a consensus.

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