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    i stuff mine in a mesh bag so it doesn't get funky. folding is way to OCD.
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    I Stuff it.

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    Mine's in a sleeve/snake skin. I suppose that counts as being stuffed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chop View Post
    Do the stuffers put the stuff sack into their pack or on the outside?

    One of my main reasons for folding is to have the tarp stay in a mesh pocket on the outside where it doesn't get crushed by other gear (notably food for several days), nor get any other gear wet. I use a cuben sleeve for the tarp.
    Actually, my tarps are 'stuffed' into the outer mesh pocket of my packs. I don't use stuff sacks in the field. Between my packs being of sufficient size and my gear being (mostly) minimal, I am able to keep all my gear either inside or in one of the side pockets, leaving the large mesh pocket on the back wide open. So, I don't worry about my tarp getting crushed by my other gear. Having it loosely stuffed in the outer pocket makes setting up in the rain very nice as it's quick and I don't have to open my pack in the rain to get to my tarp.
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    I tried folding it, but that seemed impossible. Stuffing is easy. I sort of drape it and sort of fold it a little and then wrap it into a sausage shape then stuff everything in the cuben stuff sack. Any attempt at true folding would end up being stuffing anyway.

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    When it is wet I wad it up and put it in my mesh pocket until I get a chance to dry it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by motorapido View Post
    Any attempt at true folding would end up being stuffing anyway.
    that's why my Quiche always end up as scrambled eggs.
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    My diy C tarp. I loosely fold it in to a 1 ft wide strip then roll it, very little abrasion, gnome

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnome View Post
    My diy C tarp. I loosely fold it in to a 1 ft wide strip then roll it, very little abrasion, gnome
    This is essentially where I am at. It's a loose fold. Checking in with Joe at zpacks, he does fold..not that he is the end authority on Cuben, but his experience is pretty good.

    One thing I will add that I have become accustomed to with folding is that it is easy (at least for me) to jeep the inside dry. ....which matters to me on a multi day trip or thru hike... We have had several days in a row of set up and take down in rain, but I was able to keep the inside dry. I suppose the same could be accomplished with stuffing by just doing a single find and then pushing the rest in to the mesh pocket or a stuff sack. Since I plan to be out for a couple mire months, I will have to give that a try.
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