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    Hex Tarp Sizing Question

    I'm just starting to get a hammock setup put together for summer solo trips. I'm hoping to make myself a Tyvek hex fly out of a 9x11' piece of home wrap, but I'm not really sure what kind of coverage I need between the tarp tie-outs. Most of what I've read suggests something ~ 6' long at the bottom of the hex. Does this sound reasonable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by virg4l View Post
    I'm just starting to get a hammock setup put together for summer solo trips. I'm hoping to make myself a Tyvek hex fly out of a 9x11' piece of home wrap, but I'm not really sure what kind of coverage I need between the tarp tie-outs. Most of what I've read suggests something ~ 6' long at the bottom of the hex. Does this sound reasonable?
    Yes, and the reason for that is how tall most folks are. You want the widest portion of the tarp to be about as long as the person using it; this prevents the odd arm or leg from sticking out past the tarp's protection.
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    That makes sense. Thanks!!

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