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    New Member lenniusmc's Avatar
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    Mustardman, Thanks for the info. I should of been more specific. It will be a dual purpose tarp. I live in New Mexico at 7500 ft ele, the weather is smooth in June/ July sometimes. It can really get windy and heavy rain. When you go up in ele the temp changes from night to night. I will try and do some solo backpacking at high elevations, with a few car camping trips. Bugs are not really a problem unless your near water, then they thrive because it is the only water around. High desert and all.
    As for the bug net was wondering if I should spent the REI money on that and then save for a good "hex" tarp? What size is good? I know you cannot cover everything, but saw a youtube video with a guy sleeping in a down pour and also a lot of Ray Mears videos on tarp setup. Just stuck and trying not to waste to much on something that I may change right off the bat. Thank you again.

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    Senior Member bhinson's Avatar
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    I went with the profly for the max coverage for my DN
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    New Member SPaCeMn's Avatar
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    I have the DryFly but wish I had bought the ProFly. Mainly for the extra coverage but also because that's two less guy lines to fool with.
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    Senior Member Latitude918's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustardman View Post
    There are many, many tarp options out there - the best for you is going to depend on how you plan to use it. Do you plan to backpack where weight is a concern? Do more car camping? Care about privacy? Plan to hammock camp in cold weather? Plan to camp in heavy wind-blown rain?

    Tarps vary widely based on both personal preference and intended use. For most weather conditions, a standard "hex" style tarp is ideal, and you then just start thinking about size vs weight tradeoffs. For really cold or brutal weather, a bigger tarp can give you a nice tight closed in tarp to block wind, or more room to have a few friends throw their lawn chairs under your tarp and be social while it rains.
    The Dry fly should be good. Diamond style tarps are favorites among backpackers. They're my choice of tarp. I am currently using an a-sym style trap with my blackbird
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    New Member lenniusmc's Avatar
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    bhinson and SpaCeMn, Thank you so very much.

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    I own, use, and love my profly, even in downpours, but a strong wind with sideways rain would soak you silly. I'm adding a four-season tarp to my checklist of things to have

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    Senior Member bhinson's Avatar
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    Lenniusmc- you are most welcome, glad to be of help
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    My fault, I mixed up the dry fly and fast fly; The dry fly should treat you well. You need a couple extra stakes but nothing to fuss about.
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    I have a dry fly and it has served me well so far. I used it during thunderstorms and a couple of all night rains and it has kept me dry.
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    Do not go with ENO tarps their crap. Try warbonnet or arrowhead or gargoyle there are so many try the other vendors here they are more expensive but they are made so much better and so much more awesome.
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