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    Quote Originally Posted by kwpapke View Post
    Please point me to the thread if this has been discussed at length. I currently have an HH Explorer UL with the stock tarp, acquiring a tarpless BB shortly. I got an ID 8x10 siltarp 2 with my REI dividend to use in group situations, etc.

    I could certainly use the siltarp in A-frame mode, but end coverage would be minimal.

    I'm wondering if anyone regularly uses an 8x10 rectangular tarp set up on the diagonal with an HH or BB asym hammock? The rectangular shape should match up pretty well with with the asym hammock shape, and would provide just under a 13' ridgeline length.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. dribbles View Post
    I have been playing with an Equinox silnylon 8x10 tarp and a HH. It's a bit short on the ends in an A frame setup. For a diagonal setup, I don't think the tarp can survive a 13 ft span without a ridgeline underneath or the lone center tie out tied to a ridgeline above.
    I actually have been using the exact same setup although i haven't really been out in the rain to see how well it works. i'm planning an overnight trip to the pinnacle and am hoping for just a tiny bit of inclement weather to see how she holds under the ridgeline with prussiks on the diagonal
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    My only thought setting up diagonally would be the amount of surface area an 8x10 has with only four tie-down spots (two stakes). If the wind picks up it may not hold or it could flap a lot.

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    It can be staked down as a hex tarp with the "corners" either draping perpendicular to the ground or even staked down as well.

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    It works. I use the same tarp in multiple configurations. On windy days I use more than two stakes. I really like the sil 2 and the flexibility it offers.

    +1 on the simplicity and value of the stock HH tarp though. I am considering going back to it for some outings too.

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