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    Member I hear banjos's Avatar
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    Suggestions for a good winter tarp?

    looking for some advice on a good winter tarp? I have a HH sil hex..But the more I investigate on the forum it is becoming apparent I might need a different tarp for winter camping with some sort of door type wind / snow block..

    Any advice on the various tarps available based on experience?
    Last edited by I hear banjos; 10-27-2012 at 10:01.
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    All I can contribute is that I absolutely adore my Warbonnet Superfly. Can't imagine better workmanship.

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    Banjos,
    I have numerous sized tarps for various seasons, but my 12 x14x Chinook is a super solution to my Winter tarp needs. Cat cut on the sides, it allows one to "close the ends" of each corner like doors and basically forms a nice tight tent around your hammock. I haven't done it yet, but I'm thinking that if you used some small bungee material to tie to your door stakes (or one of the various self-tensioning stake strategies) you would have
    ends that could be spread apart to walk thru and be almost self-sealing on closure.
    It still has with plenty of floor space for all the bulky winter gear one needs to carry to stay warm in winter. I think they can still be found for under the $60 range. My only suggestion would be to add some side pullouts to dramatically increase the elbow room inside the tent. Maybe 2 per side for maximum room.

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    If you are talking DIY then I highly recommend the Winter Dream by backwoods daydream. Good instructions and a great tarp.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=61426

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    I really like the Winter Dream tarp Paul is making.

    http://www.undergroundquilts.com/TARPS2.htm
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    for my money, WildernessLogics Old Man Winter can't be beat.
    it is a very roomy tarp. if i could have only 1 tarp the OMW would be the one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dblcorona View Post
    I really like the Winter Dream tarp Paul is making.

    http://www.undergroundquilts.com/TARPS2.htm
    + 1 on Paul's winter dream tarp, also the old man winter is an awesome tarp as is the oes 4 season. I hear good things about the superfly.

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    I own many tarps, cuben, custom winter with woodstove, OES MC Delux, but
    my Tree to Tree 12x8 with 1 set of 2QZQ doors is my favorite winter tarp.
    Absolutely love it.

    Last edited by OutandBack; 10-27-2012 at 12:00.
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    Get a Hammock Gear or Zpacks cuben if your looking to spend more and save weight or get a Superfly.

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    If you don't mind DIY - check out DIYGearSupply.com - scott's got some DIY plans for winter tarp, and he normally has some wide fabrics so you can make the tarp have more headroom
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