Check this video out:
Or just search Youtube for "DD hammock mods"
I don't find the DD tarp that terrible. Sure it doesn't have much on sil nylon, spinntex or cuben fibre tarps but that's comparing apples and oranges. For its pricepoint I think it does the job.
for 35.00 it may be a cheaper option than having to buy a new tarp. My buddy used the 3mx3m tarp from DD and he had great coverage in his WB Traveler. I'm positive if we'd have had a real serious rain he'd have been good with that and an underquilt protector.
My 2QZQ UQP is a great piece of gear
"I ain't here for a long time, I'm here for a good time"
- George Strait
Yes it is heavy and doesnt go very well into the sack without being folded but what can you expect for less than half the price of a sil equivalent? It is heavy duty and will/has taken abuse with no problems.
I honestly don't believe the tarp is the problem, if the misting is coming through the tarp then you should contact dd but I have no problems with my tarp and there are a LOT of people in europe using dd tarps happily.
With 4x4 I found it easy to use it with 'doors' because it has so many tie out points.