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    Ultimate tarp confusion

    hey guys I need some help choosing a tarp for my hammock. there are sooooo many choices out there and i have gotten my self all confused on what would be the best for me. my first choice for a tarp was the "speer winter tarp" but they are no longer on the market and i cannot find another one that works in the same way that they sell online. my second favorite tarp is the "Mega Ogee" but the price is a bit high for me. since im an owner of a very small business and that is my income i have to work with a very small budget. I prefer a tarp with doors that just close for best protection. i have also noticed that alot of you guys make you'rs on your own but I don't have the experience or the resources to get some one else to make it. I would like something that is made out of silnylon and is light weight.

    also i like the single ridge-line setup from whoopie but is there a cheaper way to get this set up. or would it work if i tied a taut-line hitch around each tree and tied my own spruiks would this work the same and hold?

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    I'm also in a small business and share your constraints. IF weight is not too much of an issue, I suggest starting with something like a 10x10 blue tarp (they have them in green or brown now). Find out what suits you, then spend big on the one you really want. If weight is more of an issue, do as I did with a 10x10 piece of Tyvek housewrap. Waterproof and nearly bullet-proof. and weighs about 1 lb. Noisy though.

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    Yep. there are many choices out there, but that is a good thing cause chances are you will find something to fit you perfectly.. I also used a cheap tarp 8x 10 brown gander mt.
    till I made up my mind what I really needed.. I chose the mega ogee cause I can do multiple setups out of one tarp... Including the doors..
    We would be one step closer to world peace, if everyone slept in a hammock..

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    Quote Originally Posted by PDA View Post
    I'm also in a small business and share your constraints. IF weight is not too much of an issue, I suggest starting with something like a 10x10 blue tarp (they have them in green or brown now). Find out what suits you, then spend big on the one you really want. If weight is more of an issue, do as I did with a 10x10 piece of Tyvek housewrap. Waterproof and nearly bullet-proof. and weighs about 1 lb. Noisy though.
    do you ever have the wind blow rain in with this set up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan View Post
    Yep. there are many choices out there, but that is a good thing cause chances are you will find something to fit you perfectly.. I also used a cheap tarp 8x 10 brown gander mt.
    till I made up my mind what I really needed.. I chose the mega ogee cause I can do multiple setups out of one tarp... Including the doors..
    stan i really love the mega ogee but man the price is mega as well it would take about 6 months ofhammock saving to get it but it is my favorite set up

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    Nothing beats an OES tarp. I'm guessing it's one of the more popular tarps used here. Highly recommended...and he will do custom work. The only down side is it can be a longer wait than other options
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadtorque View Post
    Nothing beats an OES tarp. I'm guessing it's one of the more popular tarps used here. Highly recommended...and he will do custom work. The only down side is it can be a longer wait than other options
    I think I looked there and it looked like he was only selling kits not finished products

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    Sorry void that last post that wAs another site.

    Now what is the best, cheap, and fastest tarp single ridge line method

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quitman1519 View Post
    Sorry void that last post that wAs another site.

    Now what is the best, cheap, and fastest tarp single ridge line method
    What do you mean?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quitman1519 View Post
    Sorry void that last post that wAs another site.

    Now what is the best, cheap, and fastest tarp single ridge line method
    Have you look at here or here? They're vendors in the subforums here that sells tarp ridgeline.

    If you want, you could get zing it from samson ropes to make your own or just use braided masons line to tie your tarp up while you save up?

    Hope that helps! And welcome to HF!
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