Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: North Georgia
Hammock: SB Pro / SlingRings
Tarp: 10x10 w/ Fig. 9's
Insulation: KAQ New River
Suspension: 1" PloyPro Straps
I'd go with the 10x12. I bought a 10x10 that works good and I can set it up on the square or the diagonal depending on conditions. I get the best protection all around on the diagonal but my SB pro is a little too long for the square so I foresee me using it on the diagonal more often. When I buy again, I'll go with at least a 10x12.
Like animal control says, It's a personal choice.
I have used:
Treated nylon 10 X 10 Loved it.
Treated nylon 14 x 14, it was ok, a bit too big, so I modified it to a MacCat with a 13' ridgeline & 5' sidewalls. Loved it.
My current tarp is sil nylon 13.5' X 10' I ABSOLUTLY LOVE IT!!!!!
Even in winter, I can set up my tarp so that I can nearly stand up! I can close off BOTH ends for extra warmth. And still have room for at least one groundling.
Come summer, I can stand UP, not even touching the tarp when I do so. I can put a family of four under my tarp, & still have room for me. This tarp gives me more options for hanging, and as my current hammock set up is 12' long, I get a bit extra coverage at each end to lessen blow in & water on my hammock ridgeline / hanging straps. Yes, I am limited to trees at least 13'*apart, but I usually like that distance anyway.
Weighs a bit more than the smaller ones, (2 Lbs) but; I, Don't, Care!**
* I can wrap part of the tarp around each tree, about a max of 3" at each end. I don't like to, but I can, & do.
**See personal choice above.
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