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    If you could only have one tarp.

    I'm sure this has been ask but I'm just doing a little homework before buying a new tarp. I have the standard Hennessy asym tarp and I'm not sure it would be enough if the weather got really bad. I was wondering which tarp or tarps you guys recommend because I know everyone has different opinions. Most all my hammock camping will be on the A.T. while backpacking. I have looked at a lot of the tarps you guys have in some of your pics which are very nice. I want to buy an all around tarp that I don't have to worry about getting wet. Maybe doors, not sure I'm not a gram wennie but I don't want something too heavy. Your input would be very helpful, but remember if you could only have one tarp what would it be?

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    Superfly ... IMHO the best all round tarp for my purposes. Second ... HG's Standard Cuben with doors. I would actually rate these equally for my use and preferences.

    I prefer a larger tarp due to the coverage and flexibility for me to use it in all kinds of conditions comfortably.

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    I like a longer ridge line on my hammock than most folks so my 3 season tarp of choice is the Ox Palace. It's like a Superfly on steroids. 13' of full coverage goodness.
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    I only have one tarp atm, it is a diy winter tarp... Basically a superfly, versatile, loads of coverage and weighs just over a pound.

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    Superfly!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by craige View Post
    I only have one tarp atm, it is a diy winter tarp... Basically a superfly, versatile, loads of coverage and weighs just over a pound.
    +1

    I have 2 DIY tarps, but if I were to pick one, it would be the winter tarp/ superfly clone (DIY Gear Supply Plans). You might be able to go a little smaller, but I like the room and ability to close everything when it gets chilly and windy.
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    HG Cuben Fiber with doors.

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    WL Tadpole.

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    If you guys have pics of your tarps would be cool. I love seeing the camping pics anyway. I'm not sure I could DIY I have never used a sewing machine even though my wife has a couple of them. I wouldn't rule out DIY but I figure with the very small amount of patience I have I would probably give up before I finished. Keep them coming you helping me out.

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    This is my go to tarp more than any other I own. 12x10 1 set of doors.


    I recommend a Superfly if can only own one.
    It's the design everyone else has copied.
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