FINALLY found the HH snake skins I bought umpteen years ago. Paid $20 from a Miami outfitter. No size #, so I'm guessing this is the original one-size-only one.
I tried it with an OES McCat Deluxe, to which I have JRB's tensioner lines (i.e. with the rubber attachments) attached. So, the first thing I learned was to roll the corners with guy lines side-by-side (to avoid too much bulk) and away from the center.
and that's where the problems really began. I had this huge bubble in the middle. I kept squishing and then trying to pull the SS over but the air kept getting in.
So, I cut a few lengths of self-sticking "velcro" and tied the center part of the tarp. Moderately better, but it still took a lot of fiddling.
I felt as if I needed a 12-inch wide piece of stretch lace (or non-stretch mesh) to compress the center portion. Or maybe a piece of rope/string to tie bedroll-style. See bottom sketch here: http://www.ssrsi.org/Onsite/bedroll.htm
Did I have trouble because the snake skins are too narrow for this tarp. Suggestions? Tips? tx
I have the one-piece tarp line with prussiks. Oh, that's another thing. What do you do with the yards of tarp line hanging out the tail end of the SS? Do I need to make a special bag for them?
What concerns me is that the long sausage is bulkier than the tarp in the bag.
I'll be taking it out on the FL hang in Jan. So I'll see if I really love the easy of using the SS