So i'm currently looking for the most rugged, dependable tarp I can get for my HH expedition. Last summer, while guiding a 90 mile canoe trip through the ADK's, we got hit one night by a freak thunderstorm, climaxing in a microburst that to this day sparks anxiety in windy conditions for me, almost a year later. Long story short, my Asym tarp was torn off my hammock and ended up wrapped in a tree a few hundred yards away, and my sleeping bag, and gear was soaked, and I spent the next 4 days in a damp down sleeping bag, and trying to dry my gear in the sun while paddling. NOT A GOOD SITUATION TO BE IN.
This season I am looking to improve my system so I can sleep a littler easier. I am currently looking as the HH typhoon/monsoon or the wilderness logic bullfrog. I like the idea of doors, and numerous tie off points. Price and weight aren't a huge concern, but I am looking for something that is easy to set up and take down in a timely manner.
I would greatly appreciate any suggestions, even if they are not tarp related, if you have any tips or tricks that you feel would help me.
Thanks a lot, and happy hangin'
- (Rambo) rich