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    How do you handle your Rain Fly

    How are you packing your rainfly if you keep it detached? Are you putting in a separate bag? What size? waterproof bag? Do you keep in the the same bag as the hammock (assuming its not wet)?

    I keep my fly separate in a small ditty bag at the top of the hammock storage bag...but I 'm thinking of putting in its own bishops bag type of waterproof stuff sack so that I can quickly hang and take it down on its own and can stuff it with the hammock without wetting it if raining.

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    That's what I do, separate waterproof stuff sack in the very top of my pack. Mule
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    I always keep my tarp in a separate silnylon stuff sack, wet or not. I don't see any wisdom putting my tarp along with my hammock in it skins, especially if it's wet. My hammock gets buried in my pack, and my tarp stays on top if its raining, so it can be first out/last in.

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    Tarp ( by itself ) in snake skins, then strapped to the outside of my pack, often rolled up in my backup CCF pad.

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    Tarp gets put in the outer mesh pocket of my pack. I don't have to open my pack to set-up shelter that way.
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    I keep it in a mesh bag...the weather will decide whether it goes inside the pack or outside...

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    Like Cannibal I keep it loose in an outer mesh pocket of my pack. Everything that can get wet goes on that mesh pocket. Tarp, treehuggers, pack cover, 70's style roller skates, and rain gear.
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    I keep mine in mesh snake skins and like Mataharihiker said it depends on the weather, tarp wetness when packed, or maybe room in the pack, as to where it get stored.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    Like Cannibal I keep it loose in an outer mesh pocket of my pack. Everything that can get wet goes on that mesh pocket. Tarp, treehuggers, pack cover, 70's style roller skates, and rain gear.
    been wondering though how those trail wheels on the skates treat the mesh. All those edges and protrusions

    Grizz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Tarp gets put in the outer mesh pocket of my pack. I don't have to open my pack to set-up shelter that way.
    Ditto, if it is wet or not it goes in mesh. It is the first thing that can be out and the last thing that goes in
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