Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Greenville, SC
Hammock: WBBB 1.1 SL
Tarp: DIY MacCat Clone
Insulation: NF Hotlum 15* Bag
Great looking tarp, well done. I've got a hex tarp of similar dimentions that is polyurethane coated polyester or nylon or something. I used it for one week in the mountains and it stayed strong against some of the heaviest rain I've seen. It was too narrow, however, and I had to snug my hammock tight against the tarp RL to stay dry on the sides.
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
Hammock: 1.9 SL DIY gathered end
Insulation: DIY Kmart UQ 550FP
Nice looking tarp
Have you used 5 x 10 before? I am thinking of 7 x 10 which seems so small.
(I am chinook and GG guy)
Thanks for the tie out picture.
I love what I learn stumbling around here
Join Date: Jul 2011
Hammock: DIY Speer-Type
Tarp: DIY 5x10 or 10x10
wwk, the size was really a product of how much fabric I could get and getting more experience on making tarps (it was $9 total, how can you pass that up? ).
I know Risk used a 5x10' tarp on many of his trips, and from the times I've hung it up I'm confident it would be sufficient for most weather conditions. If you expect to have a lot of long-term rain or wind, a bigger size could definitely be more comfortable.