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Mtn Scout
12-20-2010, 10:05
i have a grand trunk ultra light hammock. i am looking for some ideas on a tarp system or maybe another hammock with a tarp with it??? i have one i made but its really heavy

12-20-2010, 11:21
So many options from Tyvek, sil-nylon, spinnaker cloth, cuben fiber and dozens in between. Depends how much coverage you want, how much weight you want, and how much you want to spend. For a middle-of-the road option, there are the Equinox tarps (http://www.campmor.com/outdoor/gear/CAMOmnifindQueryCmd?storeId=226&catalogId=40000000226&langId=-1&searchKeywords=equinox&searchCategory=search&ip_state=&ip_constrain=&ip_navtype=AdvancedSearch&pageSize=24&currentPage=&ip_sortBy=&priceFilter=&catFilter=&manNameFilter=&sizeFilter=&colorFilter=&filters=Type%257EUltralight%2520Tarp%257EUltraligh t%2520Tarp%2520%25282%2529) that can be hung diamond shaped over a hammock.

12-20-2010, 12:34
Pretty much anything sil nylon or spin.

Campmor makes a 5' x 9' poncho tarp, but not sure if its long enough for full coverage with that hammock.

8x10 is versatile.

Campmor sells a 10x12 for $99 that weighs 19 oz and you can go full tent mode with doors with that size.

Warbonnet makes some nice shaped tarps.

12-20-2010, 14:18
I love my MacCat Deluxe for the hammock. Did a great job of keeping me dry in some nasty rain the last time I was on the AT. Provided enough coverage for me to sit under it while cooking/eating.

Mtn Scout
12-20-2010, 18:36
i put my homebrew tarp on the fish scale. it was 1.31 lbs on fish scale. is this way too heavy?? its a 10x10 and its 99.9% waterproof. i am a sectional hiker and dont get to hike much. i would love a HH but just dont have the funds right now

12-20-2010, 18:41
1# 5oz doesnt sound too bad if its a coated tarp.

My sil 8x10 tarp weighs 14 oz.