Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Waynesville, Ohio
Hammock: Eno DN or DIY
Tarp: HG Winter Palace
Insulation: HG TQ&UQ, DIY
Suspension: Whoopies or rings
"I love not man the less, but Nature more."
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: corvallis, oregon
this is the reason i abandoned cuben in winter. the ice sticks to the mylar like glue - and as sharp as it is, it could likely punture the tarp like an icicle cutting ralphie's cheek.
i tried shaking it, scraping it, brushing it.... could not bust the ice loose from my cuben tarp. different story with my sil superfly-- the stuff shakes right off it. winter trips, i want to spend less time de icing my tarp, and more time keeping warm. miles typically aren't huge once the snow flies out here, and if they are -- a pulk seems needed to trek into the deep snow.
cuben, imho, shines in 3S when mileage and a light pack are paramount over keeping warm in the snow.