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    Tarp skins basically make for an easy way to either take down (by sliding the tarp into them) or move a tarp out of the way. You can get skins made from a solid material (like nylon) or mesh. I prefer the mesh because you can stow a wet tarp and it will actually do a pretty good job of drip-drying.

    Do a web search on mesh tarp storage sleeves from mountain goat gear, you'll see some good pics. I am sure others on the forums here can post some pics as well.

    Also, check snake-skins on YouTube too, Hennessy has a few videos where he shows how to use them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by treeninja View Post
    Tarp skins basically make for an easy way to either take down (by sliding the tarp into them) or move a tarp out of the way. You can get skins made from a solid material (like nylon) or mesh. I prefer the mesh because you can stow a wet tarp and it will actually do a pretty good job of drip-drying.

    Do a web search on mesh tarp storage sleeves from mountain goat gear, you'll see some good pics. I am sure others on the forums here can post some pics as well.

    Also, check snake-skins on YouTube too, Hennessy has a few videos where he shows how to use them.

    Thanks it makes much more sense now. Back to your regular scheduled programming.

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    I set up my superfly today for the first time to seal the panel pulls, and I learned quickly how badly I need a set of skins. Lines were tangled, 2 of my line locks broke, and it took far longer than it should have to get everything set up. The wind is evil.
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    Just put in my order for a set, they should ship out next Monday! end of this week and next week is going to be like Christmas again.

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    someone here on the HF made me a set of mesh skins WITH teeny weenie cord locks for my tarp.
    I would just stuff my tarp in (the skins stayed on the line)...and pack them on the OUTSIDE of my pack (which has a mesh pocket just for this) so the tarp could reasonably air out.

    During lunch, if it wasn;t quite dry, I would dry it while I ate, then stuff them back in the skins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craigthor View Post
    Thanks it makes much more sense now. Back to your regular scheduled programming.
    Check out Shug's video "Tarp Talk," on you tube. It explains tarp/snake skins and some good pointers for pitching your tarp. The mesh tarp skins come from Mountain Goat.

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    Yep I ordered mine from Mountain Goat...

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