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    Spinshelter tarp

    Does anyone own a Gossamer Gear Spinnshelter?http://www.gossamergear.com/cgi-bin/...n-Shelter.html It looks like it might be usable for use as a hammock tarp/ground shelter and for a weight penalty of only 9oz. I was told I could order it and if it didn't work for me I could return it. I just thought if someone already had one they might have some input on why it would or wouldn't work.
    Brian
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    It's what I use with my Speer 8.5. At an actual 114" length it's adequate but a bit shorter than I would prefer. Limits my standing room when pitched low for windy rain conditions.

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    [QUOTE=millergear;25730]It's what I use with my Speer 8.5. At an actual 114" length it's adequate but a bit shorter than I would prefer. Limits my standing room when pitched low for windy rain conditions.

    Steve,

    Is this tarp fairly stormworthy when pitched over the hammock? I'm trying to decide if this is an area I want to shed some weight or if I should start looking elsewhere. I will be facing many large storms when I start my hike as it will still be in the middle of hurricane season. Daily T-storms are the norm during this time. I guess what I'm getting at is this: is this a shelter that I could hole up in for a few days if necessary? Saving weight is tempting but not if I have to remain in my hammock for days at a time in order to stay dry.
    Brian
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    It is quite storm worthy. While you could hole up under it for few days it would be to confining for me. For your purposes you need something larger like the MacCat Deluxe w/Guyline kit. 20 Oz and $130 plus shipping.

    If you would consider a used tarp let me know. I have a very similar tarp, complete w/guyline kit, with only 3 nights use I'd like to sell (for $90). It was crafted by someone on this Forum and is very professionaly done. Just to heavy for my needs.

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    If you would consider a used tarp let me know. I have a very similar tarp, complete w/guyline kit, with only 3 nights use I'd like to sell (for $90). It was crafted by someone on this Forum and is very professionaly done. Just to heavy for my needs.
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    Steve,

    I thank you for your offer but I am currently carrying a modified McCat tarp. I was hoping to shed some weight but I think this disscusion has convinced me that this is not an item that I want to short myself on. Thank you.
    Brian
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    i looked at those tarps (on line) & my concern would be the coverage of the hammock, much less for cooking, etc.
    especially when you could spend a lot of time in your hammock.
    i'm afraid i would begin to feel pretty confined.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    i looked at those tarps (on line) & my concern would be the coverage of the hammock, much less for cooking, etc.
    especially when you could spend a lot of time in your hammock.
    i'm afraid i would begin to feel pretty confined.
    Me too, I think I'll stick with the tarp I have.
    Brian
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