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  1. #21
    Rat's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    The smallest I have is the Tree to Tree Trail Gear Light Hiker Diamond Tarp.
    Mac, is that tarp 8.5 x 8.5? 114" ridgeline should be close to that, unless it is rectangular.
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    Senior Member Buffalo Skipper's Avatar
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    Terrapin Tarps Slider

    Right now, I have a borrowed Terrapin Tarps Slider. It is a tapered hex tarp, measuring just over 9' at the ridgeline; the widest hex is 8.5' and the narrow end is 7.5'. See his tarps here: www.terrapintarps.com.

    I used this tarp this past weekend, when backpacking with the boy scouts. This weekend, I may use it this weekend, and I will likely use it on my next solo backpack trip 10 days from now (stay tuned for more details boys and girls).
    “Indian builds small fire and stays warm, white man builds big fire and stays warm collecting firewood”—unknown

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    Senior Member fred1diver's Avatar
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    why am I tempted to say just look at the post for the guy who has everything
    it's a mighty small tarp ( of sorts)
    sorry had to say it

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    Senior Member leepingreenlizards's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by BEAS View Post
    What would be smallest tarp you would go with for 3 season coverage?

    OES Micro is what I am looking at for my son and his HHULBP.

    Beas
    There is some gear I don’t look at as 3 season and a tarp is one of them.

    I consider the tarp a primary piece of weather protection gear and shelter. A tarp should be able to give adequate protection, whatever the conditions you may encounter...not “will” encounter, but “may” encounter.” I say this because you never know what conditions you may face, like snow in mid summer, sudden violent storms, having the room to setup or cook and relax under in pouring rain, or having to setup on the ground for instance and etc.

    Like I say, it’s just me, but a good tarp should offer the best protection, under the worst of conditions. This philosophy is what enables me to maintain a single tarp, rather than several, for a single purpose.
    It’s what we believe that makes us, as individuals, who we are. Suppress that and we all become the same…"sterile and boring." "Sir William Orville Martin"

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    I'm with leepingreenlizards, and have only one tarp. 8'x10' DIY. Two colors, for prettiness that I use to justify it's size. And I wish it was 8'x11', for extra coverage on the ends of my hammock.....

    Rectangular, not cat-cut. Extra tie-outs in the middle help with tautness, though it's never been a big problem without them. I have stayed dry with it even under EXTREMELY pounding-hard rainy conditions. We had one storm in the BWCA that convinced me never to skimp on tarp size.

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