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    New Member Quitman1519's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadtorque View Post
    What do you mean?
    i mean something like http://shop.whoopieslings.com/Single...-Line-TRL1.htm

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    Here are a couple tarps sites:
    http://www.outdoorequipmentsupplier.com/
    http://warbonnetoutdoors.com/
    http://www.arrowheadequipment.webs.com/
    http://www.jacksrbetter.com/
    http://gargoylegear.webs.com/
    http://stores.tttrailgear.com/StoreFront.bok

    There are a bunch more that could be added to this list I just got tired of adding them!

    I currently use a whoopieslings.com continuous ridgeline! But they can be made by yourself! The materials can be gotten from a couple vendors here, and elsewhere!!!
    The tutorials can be found easily here by doing a search (Opie had posted a bucnh of them)!

    Hope this helps???
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    Quitman,

    HF is a wonderful place, full of information.
    But , I can't help thinking that you are thinking to much about this.
    You're intoxicated on information overflow.

    I have a SWT and like it alot. But I also know that most of the time I don't really need all of of coverage it provides. I could get along with a smaller simpler tarp. Same with tarp rigging. All you need is line at each RL loop long enough to go around the tree. And line at each tie out loop long enough to reach the ground pegs.

    KIS, keep it simple, go camping. It ought to be semi warm in Ms to permit other gear to be simple to.

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    Is weight an issue for you. If not you could look at your local outdoors stores or online retailers at some heavier but less expensive coated nylon options. Many here are weight conscious for backpacking and therefore prefer the silnylon, spinn or cuben materials. I have a tarp from MEC (kind of like a Canadian REI) and it is heavier than my MaCat but is does the same job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quitman1519 View Post
    do you ever have the wind blow rain in with this set up?
    I have been using cheap plastic since I started hanging. I will eventually get something else but want to spend my limited funds on other equipment. I use a 10X12 with the 12 going crosswise giving me 6 feet on either side of the ridgeline. I weathered a moderate rain storm with winds and stayed dry in the hammock. The rain would have to be blowing almost sideways to get the hammock wet.

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    For more direct substitutes for the Speer Winter Tarp style tarps, you have many options...

    The OES 4-season: http://www.outdoorequipmentsupplier....ason_tarps.php

    The Warbonnet Superfly: http://warbonnetoutdoors.com/tarps.php

    Backwoods Daydreamer Winter Dream or Four Season: http://backwoodsdaydreamer.webs.com/tarps.htm

    And so on.

    I personally have an OES12x10 that's pretty similar to the OES 4-season of the same size, but I had some extra tieouts added for more elaborate two-hammock pitches. Even when it's nice out, I appreciate the extra privacy and sun shade I get from the big tarp, and rarely leave home without it. In fact, I think my raving about how great this tarp is was part of the reason it's now one of OES's standard offerings!

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    Thanks guys for all the help and you're right I am a little over loaded with info but when I get gear for camping (especially for my shelter) I always look for the beat solution I can find considering weight, cost, durability, pack down size, and functionality. And I have looked at all of your suggestions and like them all I just don't know what I would like best for me. I have also made some blue prints of my own design that I will be posting hopefully within the next few days and would love to hear your input on the design and materials.

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    @quitman1519
    No, but that is more good luck than good management. SO far no wind blown rain end on. You can tie down the cover close to the ground and attach the guys a couple of feet in from the end, and fold the extra in as a door. If its really wild, wrap a trash bag over the end of your hammock on the windward side.

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    Cool I will test that out

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    I personally have an OES12x10 that's pretty similar to the OES 4-season of the same size, but I had some extra tieouts added for more elaborate two-hammock pitches. Even when it's nice out, I appreciate the extra privacy and sun shade I get from the big tarp, and rarely leave home without it. In fact, I think my raving about how great this tarp is was part of the reason it's now one of OES's standard offerings!
    Sounds great, I'm going to give that one a try. Extra tieouts sound like a good investment. Thanks
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