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    Senior Member Oper8or's Avatar
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    Another newbie needs a recommedation

    I'm looking at buying a tarp that would be large enough for my ENO Single. After some shopping around I found a couple that I think may work for me. I'd like some imput from you guys and gals on these. I'd like to get a 3 or 4 season, but they seem to be expensive. I'm on a VERY tight budget right now.

    Coleman 2 Pole Sun Hybrid Shade
    http://www.coleman.com/product/2-pol...Category=11050

    Kelty Tarp
    http://www.rei.com/product/808940/ke...s-tarp-12-x-12
    Last edited by Oper8or; 05-29-2012 at 14:44. Reason: correcting title

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    Is this for backpacking or car camping?
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    this past weekend I saw some folks with hammocks on the AT using the blue poly tarps you can buy from wal-mart
    There are times that the only way you can do something is alone that waiting on the convenience of others means that a lot of opportunities will pass you by
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    Of the two you linked, the Kelty is a better tarp for hammock use and can be used in winter mode with doors.

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    Senior Member Oper8or's Avatar
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    This tarp would be for backpacking. Thanks for the quick replys! I'm going to take a trip to the local REI store in Nashville and see what they have. I'll do that in the next few weeks. I'm pretty sure they will have the Kelty tarp and a few others I can look at. I've got an old blue tarp, but I use it to cover my firewood with and I'd rather keep it that way.

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    Senior Member Ewker's Avatar
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    make sure you check the for sale section of the forum and the vendors section in case someone may have a sale going on.

    You would get a better tarp here than you would at REI.
    There are times that the only way you can do something is alone that waiting on the convenience of others means that a lot of opportunities will pass you by
    Spirit Walker

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    Who cares about showers, gourmet food, using flush toilets. Just keep on walking and being away from it all.

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    Sportsmans Guide

    Has green silnylon tarp for under $30. I don't think you could build it for that price. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Groovy View Post
    Has green silnylon tarp for under $30. I don't think you could build it for that price. Good luck!
    If you're referring to the tarp in this thread, it's not silnylon. As far as I know SG does not have a silnylon tarp.

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    Senior Member Oper8or's Avatar
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    Wow I didnt realize there were that many tarps out there. I'm going to keep looking, but the 20 bucks for a starter tarp is awesome. I'll see if I can dig the money up for that to get started.

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    our new tarp is available
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/a...p?albumid=2113
    One of the lightest tarp on the market

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