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    Tarp Selection

    Hey all,
    I'm new to the hammock game here so bear with me. I currently have my own DIY hammock and I have been using an old blue tarp that is common pretty much everywhere. While this has worked for me in my past few trips I feel I need to put it back on the lawn mower and move to something different. I'm looking for a solid tarp that wont break the bank. I'm also not totally against attempting a DIY tarp, though I'm really not sure how to go about that. If you guys can send some recommendations my way I'd be very grateful. Thanks!

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    DIY Gear supply.com has some tutorials for tarp making. That could help some.
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    I’m not too sure what type of weather you're camping in, but the Wilderness Logics Tadpole has been an awesome tarp for me. It has a great price, extremely well made, packs small and seems to be just the right size without being so small I worry about getting wet, but it's not so big that I feel like I’m carrying extra weight.



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    The tadpole seems like a pretty sweet rig. Price points not to shabby either. I'm in Michigan so of course I deal random weather changes every 2 minutes or so. But in all seriousness, I basically need something to keep the rain/snow off my body. Thanks for the pics.

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    That Tadpole would be an excellent tarp for a SLS that puts the hammock right up under it. Nice price, too!

    Mike

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