View Poll Results: How do you store your tarp on the trail?

Voters
124. You may not vote on this poll
  • Sil snake skins

    36 29.03%
  • Mesh snake skins

    13 10.48%
  • Sil Black Bishop style bag

    10 8.06%
  • Mesh Black Bishop style bag

    2 1.61%
  • Regular stuff sack

    51 41.13%
  • Drag it behind me on the trail ...

    2 1.61%
  • Other, please post options ...

    10 8.06%
Page 3 of 6 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 52
  1. #21
    Senior Member nickelanddime's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Raleigh,NC
    Hammock
    DIY parallelogram/speer
    Tarp
    guidegear camo 12'
    Insulation
    garlington style
    Suspension
    webbing
    Posts
    213
    Images
    18
    I had always thrown mine into the back of my pack which was fine but I get sort of impatient when lines were tangled and I like to be all set up and relaxing before any of the tents can set up so that I can bask in their envy... anyway, I just made some mesh snakeskins the other day and I think I'll give them a try this weekend with Tee-dee's tarp attachment method. So um, thanks in advance guys for being such an open source for your creative solutions and opinions.
    "nickels and dimes, yours and mine, did you cash in on your dreams? You don't dream for me no" Third Eye Blind

  2. #22
    Yoda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Maryland
    Hammock
    DreamHammock
    Tarp
    HG Cuben Hex
    Insulation
    HG Down
    Suspension
    Dynaglide UCR's
    Posts
    5,348
    Skins on mine! Like Shug and other's have said ready and easy to deploy when needed! Mine is a MC Deluxe and when in the skins is not alot of bulk at all, it fit's in one side pocket in my pack along with my stake bag (I also have room for other things if needed in the same pocket)!

  3. #23
    Senior Member animalcontrol's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Albany, NY
    Hammock
    Warbonnet BB XLC 1.7, Traveler S1.7
    Tarp
    Cuben DIY
    Insulation
    Hammockgear
    Suspension
    whoopie slings
    Posts
    2,516
    Images
    101
    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk-eye View Post
    Another option I guess would be to drop the HH larger skins I have and make some that are a little more ... loose fitting with a 10x12 tarp ... that might compress up more in the skins.

    Might just inject up a few this weekend!
    I tried this and it worked like a charm...the DIY skins (size before sewing - 12'x1' piece of sil) for my 12x10 allow the tarp to be loose, then fold over the skins and wrap your suspension around the outside to keep the folds together. Same size as a stuffsack but pliable in the pack
    best of both worlds
    "Every day is a new day to a better future"
    "Of all the things that matter, that really and truly matter, working more efficiently and getting more done is not among them." ~ Mike Dooley
    "What if I told you that you couldn't have anymore of anything... No more friends, no more money, no more anything, until you first got happy with what you have?"~ Mike Dooley
    "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." ~ Socrates

  4. #24
    MAD777's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    South Florida
    Hammock
    DIY, WBBB & Switchback
    Tarp
    HG cuben,OES Spinn
    Insulation
    DIY down 3/4 UQ/TQ
    Suspension
    Dynaglide & Dutch
    Posts
    10,115
    Images
    39
    I voted for "regular stuff sack" which I keep in an outside pocket of my backpack. If it's raining, I want to be able to put up the tarp first, before I have to open the backpack. And, if it has rained during the night, or collected condensation, I don't want to put it back inside my backpack.

    HOWEVER, after having read this thread, I now see the usefulness of snakeskins. I'm a relative newcomer to hammocking and the idea of having the tarp up, but not deployed, still contained nicely in the snakeskins, never occurred to me ... DUH!

    Thanks once again for an educational moment!

    Note to self: Measure rolled tarp, order nano-see-um mesh from Thru-hiker, crank up the sewing machine ...

  5. #25
    Old Gorge Rat Hawk-eye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Oak Ridge & Linville Gorge, North Carolina
    Hammock
    HHE, 2QZQ Mod4, Jerry 5 DIY
    Tarp
    HG Cuben/SFly Camo
    Insulation
    HammockGear Prod.
    Suspension
    Use them all!
    Posts
    10,124
    Images
    3

    Thumbs up

    Quote Originally Posted by animalcontrol View Post
    I tried this and it worked like a charm...the DIY skins (size before sewing - 12'x1' piece of sil) for my 12x10 allow the tarp to be loose, then fold over the skins and wrap your suspension around the outside to keep the folds together. Same size as a stuffsack but pliable in the pack
    best of both worlds
    Good to hear cause in the largest hh I have it's like trying to coil a fat bloated snake

    WARNING: Will discuss Rhurbarb Strawberry Pie and Livermush at random.


    "A democracy is two wolves and a small lamb voting on what to have for dinner.
    Freedom under a constitutional republic is a well armed lamb contesting the vote." ... B.Franklin


    Home of the Gorge Rats: Linville Gorge
    My Videos YouTube Channel
    Photo collections Flickr Photostream


    Gorge Rat Productions On FaceBook

  6. #26
    canoebie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Edwardsburg, MI
    Hammock
    DIY
    Tarp
    Super Ogee
    Insulation
    DIY IX UQ, Phoenix
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings, dc
    Posts
    2,699
    A very useful idea for DIY skins that I have used and adapted to a number of sized tarps came from HeadChange4U. Can be found here: http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ead.php?t=1408
    Revolution is about the need to re-evolve political, economic and social justice and power back into the hands of the people, preferably through legislation and policies that make human sense. That's what revolution is about. Revolution is not about shootouts.

    Bobby Seale


    http://www.riverjourneys.org

  7. #27
    beep's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
    Hammock
    WB BB 1.1 dbl
    Tarp
    MacCat Dlx SpinnUL
    Insulation
    Phoenix/Incubator
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    2,086
    Images
    47
    I have two tarps...one in stuff sack (regular) and one in snake skins. I couldn't vote twice.
    "The more I carry the happier I am in camp; the less I carry the happier I am getting there" - Sgt. Rock

  8. #28
    Peter_pan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    virginia
    Hammock
    JRB BMBH
    Tarp
    JRB 11x10 Cat Tarp
    Insulation
    JRB UQ of season
    Posts
    2,799
    Images
    7
    Fold it up and stick it in an outer mesh pocket...Easy... less than a minute to do and no extra weight... and always ready for a quick trail stop in bad weather.

    Pan
    Ounces to Grams.

    www.jacksrbetter.com ... Largest supplier of camping quilts and under quilts...Home of the Original Nest Under Quilt, and Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock. 800 595 0413

  9. #29
    Senior Member mainewoods's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    old town, ME
    Hammock
    Home Made
    Tarp
    BCUSA 10x10 Tan
    Insulation
    working on a UQ
    Suspension
    switch to whoopie
    Posts
    225
    I like the stuff sack!

  10. #30
    Senior Member Ewker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Old Hickory, Tn
    Hammock
    Henry Shires Tarp Tent
    Tarp
    with a tent?
    Insulation
    Helium down bag
    Posts
    4,378
    Quote Originally Posted by canoebie View Post
    A very useful idea for DIY skins that I have used and adapted to a number of sized tarps came from HeadChange4U. Can be found here: http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ead.php?t=1408
    I just sold one of those mesh snake skins.
    There are times that the only way you can do something is alone that waiting on the convenience of others means that a lot of opportunities will pass you by
    Spirit Walker

    Religion was invented when the first con man met the first fool. ― Mark Twain

    Who cares about showers, gourmet food, using flush toilets. Just keep on walking and being away from it all.

Similar Threads

  1. trying to pick a tarp, options
    By Thumper24 in forum Weather Protection
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 03-24-2014, 13:45
  2. Winter Tarp Options ..
    By Tacky Hiker in forum Weather Protection
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 01-25-2012, 16:04
  3. Tarp options
    By JLegion in forum Weather Protection
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 09-01-2011, 10:07
  4. Foam Pad Carry Options
    By zukiguy in forum Pads
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 10-31-2010, 18:48

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •