Formerly known as "Cranky Bear"....
"yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift---thats why its called a present" - Master Oogway
It's always best if your an early riser!
I like hiking as it's like exercise!
My .02 cents on the cheapest (heck, you may even have an extra stuffsack in the gear closet) and easiest (no sew) method of pseudosnakeskin keeping the tarp strung up but out of the way... I'm not biased or anything
I got my HH snake skins for my BMJ & SF at Imaginegear.com. They were a little cheaper. I read on here to get the #4, but if you need #2 or #3 they still show them for sale.
Mountaingoat made me some snakeskins out of netting. Perhaps if you ask her nicely, she might for you too. The price was comparable or cheaper than ordering HH snakeskins. Really nicely done too.
The HH #4's work just fine for my BMJ ... but you could probably use #3's too for an even more slender fit. Would definitely not go #2 as tighter fit isn't necessarily a good thing when pulling skins on/off.
I also respectfully disagree with those who forgo the skins for a stuff sack. For me they're like backpack hipbelt pockets, you don't NEED them, but they sure do come in handy. Even on a sunny day I'll string the tarp up knowing I can deploy it in seconds if needed. While skinned, the tarp is completely out of the way and I can still see the stars at night. Makes it easier to pack up too. Honestly, it's one of my favorite "accessories". To each their own I guess.
She is very nice and does great work. I have had her make me a couple of things and I like them a lot.