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    begginer hammock tarps

    I am looking for a tarp under 55 dollars. I made my own hammock that came out pretty nice, aside from the crease that goes down the middle when i lay on it, but after reading on here i see that's pretty common. I am looking at this tarp, is it worth the money?
    http://mosquitohammock.com/rainfly.html
    also which will keep my dryer diamond or rectangle, I am only 17 so i will not be doing any thru hikes where .2 pounds will be life or death, i don't care so much about weight as i do about comfort at this point in my backpacking career

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    I am also thinking the Kelty noah 9 tarp would work.

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    you can get a 10x10 BCUSA tarp for 60.

    http://www.bushcraftoutfitters.com/B...x10-coyote.htm

    Also comes in woodland.

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    Just ordered that tarp, it looks good! I thought for my first tarp I should get a rectangle because they look easier to set up with the more tie outs. Plus I am not going on any extremely long hikes weight isnt a huge issue considering a tent is 5 pounds

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    Ridge line down the middle of the hammock? Make sure you have a good 30 degree hang on your suspension, and go for a more diagonal lay. Should minimize or eliminate much of the problem.

    I was wondering what the length is the hammock? Any tarp you select will need to have sufficient overhang for that length. 6 inches to a foot on each end seems comfortable for me. There are a lot of 11 and 12 foot hammocks being injected out there now. 10 foot tarp will get you plenty wet
    This place you say your lookin' for
    It might have washed out with the rain
    Might not be there anymore
    Might not be the same

    Top that rise and face the pain

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    See i made my hammock DIY and i just measured it to be about 8.6 feet straight out on the ground with no hang at all. So i am thinking 10 feet should be more than enough. As for the ridgeline i will do that. My other question is how do you know how much is enough rope to attatch to the tree huggers. the way i set up my hammock is on each end there is a rope tied in a larkshead knot and it is about a foot long which attatches to the carabiner and the tree hugger. should i bring extra rope incase the trees are farther apart?

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    Quote Originally Posted by metsrule64 View Post
    ...My other question is how do you know how much is enough rope to attatch to the tree huggers. the way i set up my hammock is on each end there is a rope tied in a larkshead knot and it is about a foot long which attatches to the carabiner and the tree hugger. should i bring extra rope incase the trees are farther apart?
    Yes. you will need enough rope to be able to maintain a 30* (approximately) hang angle regardless of tree spacing. You lose comfort if you stretch the hammock out too flat.

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    Some other options would be Chinook and Gear Guide. With the larger Gear Guide you do need to add center tie outs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metsrule64 View Post
    I am looking for a tarp under 55 dollars. I made my own hammock that came out pretty nice, aside from the crease that goes down the middle when i lay on it, but after reading on here i see that's pretty common. I am looking at this tarp, is it worth the money?
    http://mosquitohammock.com/rainfly.html
    also which will keep my dryer diamond or rectangle, I am only 17 so i will not be doing any thru hikes where .2 pounds will be life or death, i don't care so much about weight as i do about comfort at this point in my backpacking career
    get the diamond camo.i been using the camo diamond tarp and and claytor junle hammock going on 7 years nowneo
    the matrix has you

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    When I asked someone told me the Tad Pole and I got the response from Diva as well. I have not made a decision but I would rather go with something from the USA if only because it ships more quickly.

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