I like this one. It's a tiny bit larger and offers a lot more coverage than the piece of sil hung on the diagonal. What I like about it is the ease and speed of contruction. I cut it out, put in some reinforcement patches, and bind it. No seams, no seam sealing. Somewhere in the thread is a video showing the tarp.
This is the smallest I have used. It is a sierra designs tent footprint. I strung it over my eno double and fashioned a ugly bug net over the top.
I was really shocked when it came a downpour during the night. It was raining so hard that I could not hear my friends less than 10 feet away yelling during the storm. I had a few drops hit my feet and was ready to bail to the dining fly if the need arose. I stayed in the hammock all night and stayed dry.
I did learn that a sleeping bag liner was not enough, even in summer. No uq, no pad. I have also changed my suspension since then.
http://www.mountainlaureldesigns.com...roducts_id=149 is the smallest i have at 4.7 oz, but i just got a cuben from zpack 8.8'-11' @ 6 oz.
can't wait to try it this weekend.
"Tenting is equivalent to a bum crawling into a cardboard box, hammocking is an art" KK
@kayakkarl. I have a picture of the Mountain Laurel Designs tarp in my gallery. It is enough.
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Kayak karl, let me know how the zpacks cuben works for you. I've been very interested in getting one. Probably a rectangle so doors can be fashioned. How is the quality look? Does it seem as strong as silnylon or spinn tarps?
Although i haven't used it the diamond tarp from Brandon looks good at 7oz.
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