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    Mors Kochanski

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    Tarp for hammock and ground camp

    Hi guys
    I was chasing some input on a good sized tarp that can serve both hammock duties in winter and also good coverage to be able to move around if I go to ground.
    I am thinking a 5x4 with numerous times outs.
    Not too fussed on weight. Would prefer durability over lightest fabric.

    Any thoughts?

    Cheers lads!

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    Richard Proenneke
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    I have a slightly smaller one that has been excellent.
    I would have a chat with Evan At Terra Rosa Gear http://terrarosagear.com

    He put extra tie outs on mine. If I had anything happen to my tarp I would buy another from him without hesitation.

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    Simon from Tier Gear does an awesome tarp too. More than enough coverage even if you have to become a ground dweller. Light weight, and mine has seen a lot of rainy nights no problems.
    All depends what you are looking for.
    I even use my old Hennessy Hammock ultralite hammock tarp as my surv1#4/ cover.
    It's ultra light weight and fits in my pocket.
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    Mors Kochanski

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    Thanks lads yep will probably hassle those guys just wondered if a bigger tarp would be more of a liability than it's worth.
    I have a 3x3 diamond tarp but it's a bit small for my tier gear hammock.

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    Pros and cons: Bigger tarps give better coverage, but also move more in the wind and you are more likely to get water pooling on the top.

    They are bulkier and heavier too which can be an issue if you need to carry it; but having room for a tent, chairs and table is very, very nice when its pouring ...

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    You can get away with a slightly smaller tarp by adding doors at least to one end. They can be either sewn on or "Grizz Beak" style removable doors.

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