I've done some searching here and elsewhere for detailed information on this product. Finding nothing very specific, I decided to put something down here and make what meager contribution my limited rhetorical ability might allow me.
I have absolutely no idea where this may go. It may end up a cautionary tale for the niave noob, a journal of joyous discovery, or a total waste of time. I shall bravely put my ignorance on full display here, in an effort to elicit comment, criticism, and advice.
A bit of an introduction.
I am a green as grass noob and have absolutely no point of reference or experience to present this as anything other than the impressions of a noob. t may even be a bit presumptuous to post this information, but I assure you it is done in the proper spirit. I should mention that at 58 years old, it is a bit refreshing---even exhilarting---to find myself yet again a noob in the woods.
I have never lost my love for the woods. I grew up in New Hampshire at a time when mothers still thought it safe for children to spent summer nights sleeping in the forest escorted only by other children their own age. My mother used to say that she knew my brother and I were still alive because every couple of days canned food would disappear from the pantry. Advancing crepidation and plain common sense has convinced me that I should no longer attempt such forays with a couple of cans of Chef Boyardee in a tote sack, an old shelter half, army blanket, and sheath knife (to kill bears with).
Several years ago, I began reading about Ultra Light Hiking. While it may not seem so to many of you younger folk in the audience, there was a time when Ultra Light was a bit controversial. There was a school of thought (to which in my ignorance I ascribed), that the shedding of weight could amount to the leaving behind of important and essential survival and first aid equipment. Now, several decades hence, I find that I have yet to stumble over the bleached bones of an ultra light hiker who had passed from this mortal coil due to inadequate food and shelter, and find myself amazed at the advances in materials and equipment that makes this all possible. While I may yet yearn to return to those thrilling days of yesteryear when WW2 Army surplus was a cheap and abundant source of camping and hiking equipment, I have decided to take my chances and venture forth once again into the woods with a spring in my step due to a lighter load on my back.
That's how I came across this website, and the Crazy Creek Crib and Tarp.