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    Senior Member jnelson871's Avatar
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    I have had good luck using a GoLite Poncho Tarp. Got to love multi-use and light weight. You have to fiddle a little to get it right the first few times put it is still quicker then when I set up my big 4 season cuben tarp
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    Quote Originally Posted by jnelson871 View Post
    I have had good luck using a GoLite Poncho Tarp. Got to love multi-use and light weight. You have to fiddle a little to get it right the first few times put it is still quicker then when I set up my big 4 season cuben tarp
    Really?!? I have been looking at the GoLite tarp for a while now and just wasn't sure if I should pull the trigger on it. Does it really have enough coverage for a WBBB? Do you have any pictures of it set up?

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    I will do a setup at the park Sat and post a pic for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jnelson871 View Post
    I will do a setup at the park Sat and post a pic for you.
    You Rock Bro! I am excited to see how this looks. I just might have to get one heading my way after I see the pics.

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    How do you setup the poncho tarp when its poring down the rain? Just bite the bullet and get wet?

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    Yeah. I string the ridgeline and then move fast to get it up. Only two stakes so is fast
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    Just found this article on backpackinglight.com that goes into some great detail about successfully using a poncho tarp in inclement weather. You must be a member to read or purchase the article but it may be of use to anyone who is already a member.

    http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-...onditions.html
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    I have the Edge Tarp and really like it. The previous two months campouts have been in the rain, 1 of which was quite heavy. The good news is that I remained dry in my WBBB! I do plan to buy the door kit for wind protection in preperation for winter camping. I give it two thumbs up for light weight and adequate coverage.
    "I'd rather be in the mountains thinking about God, than in church thinking about the mountains" - John Muir

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    I actually went out this weekend and used the edge with the BB. We ended up getting a lot of rain and wind so it turned out to be a good learning experience. I saw a couple of tiny drops that blew in and hit the under side, at the head end, of my hammock. Though, I don't think I would have really felt any water if I had been in it. My wife was in it for a while and never felt any water. It would take some pretty good convincing to try something smaller. If the ridge line had been just a couple of inches shorter I would have had water running down the lines to the hammock. It's hard to beat the edge when you are looking at the compromise between coverage and weight. I actually shot a little video of the set up, but I keep forgetting to pull it off my camera so I can post it. I learned a few things that I will share soon.

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