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  1. #11
    Senior Member Raul Perez's Avatar
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    Nov 2009
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    Long Island, NY
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    1.1 Blackbird or Traveler SL
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    OES Deluxe Cuben
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    Yeti - all seasons
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    Dynaglide Whoopies
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    I've been through a series of tarps. Each has their strengths and weaknesses. Here'a an article on what to expect from some of the tarps out there in tarp land:

    http://watermonkey.net/2011/10/01/a-...y-progression/

    Hope this helps. I did my best to add visuals. To be noted the new Superfly has integrated doors again so that video is not really relevant when it comes to the doors.

    My best,

    Raul
    (Water Monkey)
    "If you give a monkey a gun and he shoots someone, you dont blame the monkey"

    The end of the world is not coming in December, it is happening now in my living room. - TFC Rick

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  2. #12
    Senior Member
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    May 2011
    Location
    Bend Or / Boerne TX
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    UK Woodsman, HH Explorer
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    AHE Hard Rock/OMW
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    Leighlo , HH SS
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    whoopie,WB adj web
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    I carry one tarp year round, so I am ready for any weather. and my tarp of choice is the AHE Hard Rock winter tarp, my second choice is the Wilderness logics OMW. Both are great, but the AHE is so roomy I kind of hope to get "stuck" in it for a day or so!!!

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    I'll second the AHE Hard Rock Winter tarp. It's the one I'm going to use in all seasons.

  4. #14
    SnrMoment's Avatar
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    Billings, MT
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    I just bought a Wilderness Logistics Big Daddy (on sale there now) for my WBBB. Appeared to me to be the best option for price, weight & price. Will only be carrying one tarp hiking in the mountains. A little bit bigger than WB's Edge.
    Love is blind. Marriage is an eye opener.

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    Senior Member rip waverly's Avatar
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    kbwaddy
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    valesko
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    a tarp the keeps you dry and blocks wind works best.

    PU poly, silnylon, spinnUL & cuben have all proven to do the above- with decreasing weight, and thereby decreased durability and increased cost on down the list.

    as stated from the knowledgeable members who've spoken before me - each persons needs vary.

    winter- i use a wb superfly silnylon
    3S- custom cuben from hg
    "Jeff-Becking"

    DOWNTOWN BROWN!!!!

  6. #16
    Jcavenagh's Avatar
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    Nov 2010
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    Chicago Area
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    WBBB DL 1.1 & 1.7
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    HG Cuben
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    HG Incbtr-AH Potmc
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    WB Adj Web
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    Quote Originally Posted by akx View Post
    In the guitar community they call that GAS - guitar acquisition syndrome. Is there a word for it in the HF community?

    I'm very jealous!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by akx View Post
    In the guitar community they call that GAS - guitar acquisition syndrome. Is there a word for it in the HF community?

    I'm very jealous!!
    In hiking... Gear Acquisition Syndrome. Insidious. Contagious.

  8. #18
    Senior Member Cannibal's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Location
    Denver, CO
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    Warbonnet ON!
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    SuperFly or MacCat
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    Yetis & Mambas
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    Webbing and rings
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    Personal favorites are WB Superfly in the winter and OES MacCat Deluxe in cuben during the warmer months. Those are my goto tarps, but I have many other very fine tarps. The good news is, they all fit over the Blackbirds just fine. Even my wittle bitty OES MacCat Micro. The bad news is, that doesn't really narrow it down for you too much.

    Good luck, but you'd have to try pretty hard to find a bad tarp from any of the established gear makers around here.
    Trust nobody!

  9. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesco View Post
    I am new to hanging, just getting geared up. I recently bought the Warbonnet BB and now need to get a tarp. Weight and good coverage are my main concerns... What do you pros use with the BB.

    Thanks
    The one that keeps you dry...

    In all seriousness, just about any of the tarps made for hammocks will work. You just have to decide on your use conditions, cost, what you want to carry.

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