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    tarp size

    Hi

    I have a DD hammock, and I now plan to buy a tarp to cover it.

    I wondered what size tarps you preferred, I am thinking of a 3x3 metre (10ftx10ft) or a 3x4 meter (10ftx13ft), which would you choose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by baggy View Post
    Hi

    I have a DD hammock, and I now plan to buy a tarp to cover it.

    I wondered what size tarps you preferred, I am thinking of a 3x3 metre (10ftx10ft) or a 3x4 meter (10ftx13ft), which would you choose?

    Mark
    are you hiking with this tarp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kayak karl View Post
    are you hiking with this tarp?
    Ah, I should have said that I will be canoeing or bushcrafting. I will not be walking far with it.

    All the best
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    Bigger is better in the case of you are canoeing. No real weight penalty, I'd recommend the big tarp.
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    IMO, any tarp with less than 10' ft of coverage on the ridgeline is too small.

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    I have an 8'X10' tarp and a 10X12, and for some reason I always carry the 10X12. It only weighs a few ounces more, and the extra coverage is great. I say go with the bigger.
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    I would say 10' x 12' just because if you add the right tie outs; you can close the ends (doors) so as to give you just that little bit of additional coverage.

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    My go to size is 10x12 ... ridgeline being the 12 footer.

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    Thanks all

    The big tarp it is then :-)


    Best wishes
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    When weight is not a issue bigger is always better IMO.

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