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    I guess I do as Shug and others do... I replaced my old snake skins with new HG skins which are a bit more roomy.. they allow the tarp to be stuffed into a small compression bag and tightened down. My tarp in the bag is about the size of a nerf football and fits nicely in the pack or out side pocket.
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    I have a pair of mesh snake skins made by Katharina aka Mountaingoat for my Super Fly and it all fits back into the original stuff sack along with the CRL and hardware.
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    Yep, I also have the Hammock Gear skins. Think I'm going to enjoy them, but am finding they pack differently than the stuff sack I'm used to. Not really a problem, more of a learning experience. Heck, if it was all easy it wouldn't be half the fun.

    Anyway, I've gotten lots of good suggestions from folks here. I'm going to go out later today and give them a try. May even work in a quick overnight trip Thursday or Friday to see how it all works out in practice.

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    I had trouble with the Hennessy skins, even the large ones, being too tight to be practical. It was hard to pull them over the large Hennessy tarp, and they were then very stiff.

    I went with mesh skins. They are larger, fit looser, are easier to pull over the tarp as it is stretched between the trees, and folds better.
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    I just fold the skins in half, then in half again, then in half again. I then wrap the excess tarp line around and around, binding the skins up into a cylinder. The result is about 18 inches long and a few inches in diameter. It fits nicely in the bottom of my outside pack pocket. It could also go vertically in a side pocket. It is really easy and I have never bothered with a separate sack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1-Hung-Low View Post
    I have a pair of mesh snake skins made by Katharina aka Mountaingoat for my Super Fly and it all fits back into the original stuff sack along with the CRL and hardware.
    Same here. My pack's outside pockets are already in use, and I'd hate to have the mesh-covered tarp on the outside of my pack where the mesh could snag/get damaged when I'm hiking off-trail.

    The tarp does seem a bit bulkier in skins when I first take it down. I think a lot more air gets trapped in it. Eventually, it ends up just about as small as without the skins.

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    This is a great post! I have had the same question and wasn't sure what to do with my SF tarp. I have the ones made by Mountaingoat ( they are awesome by the way) and I have never tried to put them back in the original stuff sack. So to be on the same sheet of music.....you guys have stuffed the SF with snakeskins on back into the original stuff sack the SF came in correct?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    I take my tarp in skins and fold it accordion style and stuff in my small tarp stuff sack. Fits the same as no skins.
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    Is this a cuben tarp? I recently got one and I am still treating it gingerly, and at this point would be afraid of folding it so much. Am I being unnecessarily careful?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gravitino View Post
    Is this a cuben tarp? I recently got one and I am still treating it gingerly, and at this point would be afraid of folding it so much. Am I being unnecessarily careful?
    Yessir I treat my silnylon and cuben the same. I don't coddle my gear. Want to see what it will stand. So far all has held up.
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    Mountain goat made me 2 sets which pack easily in the warbonnet stuff sack.well worth the $20 a pr by the way.

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