First off, I currently have neither a hammock nor tarp. I am preparing to thru-hike the AT and was wondering if purchasing a tarp with doors while using a hammock is really necessary.
I have been to every tarp manufactures site I could find, comparing all styles and sizes. I really like the design and weight of the OES MacCat Deluxe and the slightly larger Warbonnet Mamajamba. The main difference being I can add a door set to the Mamajamba, increasing its effectiveness in certain weather conditions. So my question is, will carrying the doors on an AT thru-hike prove useful enough times to warrant their additional weight or not?
Thanks in advance.