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    Quote Originally Posted by aman View Post
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    To the advice jus-young gave.
    I'd also like to point out that it is possible to configure your tarp set-up for snowy winter conditions - they are not just limited to 2 or 3 seasons.
    As far as the material for the tarp to be made of, canvas is traditional but heavier than others, and I wouldn't recommend starting out with the el-cheapo poly tarps in hardware stores, since they never seem to last long and are also fairly heavy. Nylon is what most prefer because it is lighter and a decent tarps can be found for less than 30.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OakAshandThorn View Post
    To the advice jus-young gave.
    I'd also like to point out that it is possible to configure your tarp set-up for snowy winter conditions - they are not just limited to 2 or 3 seasons.
    As far as the material for the tarp to be made of, canvas is traditional but heavier than others, and I wouldn't recommend starting out with the el-cheapo poly tarps in hardware stores, since they never seem to last long and are also fairly heavy. Nylon is what most prefer because it is lighter and a decent tarps can be found for less than 30.
    Couldn't agree more, and I have yet to enjoy the pleasures of tree dwelling in the snow. I have used the hammock in negative temps and stayed very comfortable as well as using the tent and having a few uncomfortable nights due to being at ground level where the air is coldest. It is all down to how you use the kit really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OakAshandThorn View Post
    To the advice jus-young gave.
    I'd also like to point out that it is possible to configure your tarp set-up for snowy winter conditions - they are not just limited to 2 or 3 seasons.
    As far as the material for the tarp to be made of, canvas is traditional but heavier than others, and I wouldn't recommend starting out with the el-cheapo poly tarps in hardware stores, since they never seem to last long and are also fairly heavy. Nylon is what most prefer because it is lighter and a decent tarps can be found for less than 30.

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    Thanks a lot guys, really informative & helpful!

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    tarp everytime pal the glorious youtube can provide all videos of setups
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    Def' a tarp. Also try a search on pinterest, lots of useful info on there too

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