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    Reversed But Still Very Shangri La

    I am the happy owner of a Shangri La Tarp. The tarp has a foot-end that is tapered and a head-end that ls longer for more coverage. When I first put it up in my backyard, I accidentally hung it backwards.

    One of the things I really like about hanging it this way is I get winter-like coverage for the head-end of my hammock, but I can stand up at the foot end of my hammock and still be covered. Plenty of head room when sitting too. I took it on trip to the Blue Ridge this weekend and hung it that way. It worked great. Getting up at night and going to the restroom, I had no accidental head-into-tarp incidents. Kinda hard to explain, so here is a picture:




    I asked for double sided, pull out loops when I ordered it, and I initially thought I would use these on the head-end to help with BB tie outs. Not shown in this picture, but it turns out that I can comfortably sit or stow a kermit chair underneath the foot end when I use the pull outs. (BTW- a Kermit chair is a chair used by motorcyclists to sit around a camp fire and swap stories). In other words, plenty of room, regardless of which way it is put up.

    This is a fantastic tarp. THANK YOU AHE !!!
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    Nice, I haven't had my new Toxaway long enough to experiment w/ the different tapers but this gives me some ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrcheviot View Post
    Nice, I haven't had my new Toxaway long enough to experiment w/ the different tapers but this gives me some ideas.
    I didn't even notice my new Toxaway *had* a taper. And I hung under it for my first overnight last weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xb_guy View Post
    I didn't even notice my new Toxaway *had* a taper. And I hung under it for my first overnight last weekend.
    Toxoways don't have a taper. Only the Shangri La does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgibson View Post
    Toxoways don't have a taper. Only the Shangri La does.
    Glad to hear that. Thanks Paul for helping me feel like less of an idiot.

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    This is a very interesting pitch! I can see the gram weenie benefits without the coffin effect in your picture. Well done!
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    The more I've used it the more I like it. I really like how it packs down small, but most of all it is easy to set up and take down and very comfortable entry and exit. +1 on comfort.

    RE: coffin experience. so well put. Of note, I took out some of my tried and true tarps from a few years ago (kelty's, traditional square, etc.) and they all seemed shockingly big. Didn't want to even try to put them up. When I started hammocking, I got the spear and later the superfly with doors. I needed doors to transition from a tent. And now, I am thinking, why do I need doors? Especially when they are just more work? LOL. It has certainly been a good mental evolution.
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