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    Senior Member Mancat's Avatar
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    Smallest Tarp for a Bridge hammock

    Just a quick question for all the bridge hammock users. What is the smallest tarp you have used consistently with your bridge hammock? Any pro/cons? Any one use a Maccat Micro?
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    im definently not a bridge expert but for 15 more dollars you can get a tarp that has as much coverage as the standard : http://wildernesslogics.com/Tad-Pole-Tad-Pole.htm
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    I just got a MacCat deluxe, only had it over the BB. I had side pull outs added to my deluxe for when i use the bridge.

    When i was looking, before i got the deluxe, i vaguely remember reading somewhere that as long as the ridge is 10ft that you should be fine, depending on how much coverage you want.
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    I have used a Maccat Deluxe over my GrizzBridge! Was tight and required some close attention to placement, but it covered it!
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    I tend to think about more of a rectangle tarp for a bridge. It is the opposite of a gather end as fat so being wide in the ends and narrow in the middle.
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    I used a rectangular 8 x 10 with my DIM bridge. Its tight, but I was out for at least one night of thunderstorms without getting wet.
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    so it sounds like I need something that is bare minimum a 90" wide rectangle.
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    I use a Gargoyle Gear Ogee tarp with my BMBH and it kept me dry through 2 nights and 1 solid day of rain at the recent Ontario Spring Hang. It is an 11' ridgeline and think of it as a diamond tarp that has half height doors starting at the ridge. Or think of it as a 11' long x 5.5' rectangle tarp with a triangle panel added on each side to make it a diamond tarp. Sadly they aren't being made currently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianWillan View Post
    Sadly they aren't being made currently.



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    Hamhocker uses the Mamajamba with her JRB Bridge hammock.
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