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    Senior Member SkunkApe's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by dejoha View Post
    I took the 2012 version of the GoLite Poncho Tarp with me to Trail Days in Damascus, Virginia this year. The hammock pictured is the 11-foot-long BIAS hammock. You'll see there is plenty of coverage (well, "plenty" is my term for "just right").
    I'll have to measure my ridgline. The tips meet the end of the hammock and that's it. If you asym at all your feet are out of coverage. Of there is anything but a 0 mph breeze, your getting wet. I think you would need almost a foot on each end extra in the asym setup to get coverage. In a-frame, you get better coverage, but its not long enough.


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    Senior Member Wise Old Owl's Avatar
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    I found it just right _ I had to adjust the actual location and flip it a couple of times and it works. I am wondering if going to a Cuben Poncho is a good idea?
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    Who continued to bother and howl;
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    Which refreshed that Old Man and his owl
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    Are you using a full length ridge line or just two singles from the corners on your tarp Dejoha?
    Ground=Cold+Hard+Wet

    Solution!!!! Sleep in a TREE

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    Senior Member dejoha's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jnelson871 View Post
    Are you using a full length ridge line or just two singles from the corners on your tarp Dejoha?
    In these photos I am using end only tie outs with DutchWare Stingers.

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    I was sure there was no way this would provide enough coverage! Looks like I'm dropping some cash.....*sigh*

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    I'd be worried about ripping this tarp while using it as a poncho

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    Quote Originally Posted by icedfire477 View Post
    I'd be worried about ripping this tarp while using it as a poncho
    Its pretty tough. I just like more coverage.

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    My rain-jacket weights 10oz at the moment, so I'm finding this pretty enticing. Even if I don't use it as my primary tarp, it would be great for eating lunch under during a rainstorm, or maybe as an undercover for my hammock

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    Quote Originally Posted by icedfire477 View Post
    My rain-jacket weights 10oz at the moment, so I'm finding this pretty enticing. Even if I don't use it as my primary tarp, it would be great for eating lunch under during a rainstorm, or maybe as an undercover for my hammock
    I just ordered one of these. I thought it would be easy to rig up as an undercover for my nest. I wondered if it would add any warmth. I've only slept in cool temps a couple of nights w/no moisture to deal with.

    Thanks for any input. Still low on the learning curve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icedfire477 View Post
    My rain-jacket weights 10oz at the moment, so I'm finding this pretty enticing. Even if I don't use it as my primary tarp, it would be great for eating lunch under during a rainstorm, or maybe as an undercover for my hammock
    Using this as a primary tarp will definitely take a little practice. Things have to be just right to get enough coverage that I would be comfortable in a decent rain storm. But the weight sure is nice. I'm currently using a pad instead of an under quilt so am not as worried about ground splash and a little rain hitting the bottom of my hammock.

    Your right about not wanting to rip the thing as a poncho though. The material is so light I feel like I am going to rip it just undoing the snaps!

    So far so good though. Got two different over night trips with it so far and everything is working out great.
    Ground=Cold+Hard+Wet

    Solution!!!! Sleep in a TREE

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