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    ftroop94's Avatar
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    I was sure I'd get plenty of input, and yeah...if there was a perfect tarp...somebody would have already struck it rich.

    I think the most important feature for me is true protection from the elements (mainly rain and wind in my case) followed secondly by weight, color isn't so important. I'm a guy that was rucking 60 lb only two years ago and once owned a purple pack. I guess I'm a neanderthal in touch with his anima?

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    True protection I take as wanting doors to close things up... look at the warbonnetoutdoors.net big mamajamba tarp, Outdoor Equipment Supplier MacCat Deluxe with grizz beaks.
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    Personally I am fond of the rectangular tarps with extra ties on the long sides- provides lots of shelter, multiple pitch options (diamond, a-frame, "baker") and in a bad storm can stake down the "mid"-points and pull the corners in to provide more wind breaks. mind you this will require more stakes and extra ties but that is why we carry extra cord, yes?
    Just food for thought, KM

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    Quote Originally Posted by KerMegan View Post
    Personally I am fond of the rectangular tarps with extra ties on the long sides- provides lots of shelter, multiple pitch options (diamond, a-frame, "baker") and in a bad storm can stake down the "mid"-points and pull the corners in to provide more wind breaks. mind you this will require more stakes and extra ties but that is why we carry extra cord, yes?
    Just food for thought, KM
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    Senior Member Buffalo Skipper's Avatar
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    I am with ftroop94 and KerMegan on this. I used to be near 45 lbs for a 3 day winter trip; but I am getting too old for that. I currently have a Noah 12, because it was in the budget. Eventually I will go with one of our vendors and get one custom made with similar dims, but at about 1/2 the weight.

    I do like my comforts, but the hammock is providing me with that at much less weight than a tent and multiple pads. I like my large tarp for multiple set up options and to ensure good coverage in poor weather. Eventually I may spring for different tarps for different conditions, but that is a $$$ issue.
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    I received an email showing Hennessy is giving a free Scout Zip with the purchase of $139 or higher hammock. Not a bad deal for those with tykes. I'd have listed this in FOR SALE for those to see, but I'm a noob and don't have enough posts to list. It's not like I'm receiving anything for posting it...but hey I follow da rules!

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