I picked up a 10X12, because they were out of 10X14, except for a black one. I didn't think I wanted to go 10x16 and I am worried black would be to hot. My group size is ussually 6, but I do want to do a solo.
I was thinking of using the 10x12 for 1-4 and bring the guide with for the 6-8 group size. The CCS I know would tie up well. Then use the guide to add some extra feet.
Maybe I should get the 10x16 and us the guide for the 1-2.
wait till spring and pick up a 10x14.
I thought that I could get some opions of those that have used them.
I use the 10x12 size tarp for my hammock with the ridgeline on the 12 side. That gives me a 5 foot drop on each side. Next year I will be using it as a tarp over the chairs. I think this size would be fine for about three or maybe four people.
I have always used a 10 x 12 CCS for 1-4 people and added a gear guide this last summer when there were 5 of us. It rained for 2 days and we were all able sit under the tarps and be comfortable. A friend mine had a 10 x 14 CCS and believe it or not he always had to work to find a good spot to hang his tarp.
I have a 10x14 and it's a nice size for 5-6 people, will work for 7. If you have 7-9 people and need a bit more tarp space, I'd opt for bringing the 10x14 plus a second, smaller tarp - 10x10 or so, rather than going with an even bigger tarp.
I have a 10x14 and love it even for one. Its wonderful for those big storms because there is always adequate cover.
I actually got that large a size because the ridgepole over the picnic table on camping sites here in the North Maine Woods is some nine -10 feet in the air and we found ourselves continually soaked with a 9x9 tarp.
I have not regretted the bigger than needed area for one as I have the 1.1 oz fabric. Its no big deal to tote.
I don't think you will regret getting bigger than you might think you need but too small may leave you unhappy at times.
As I can double over the tarp and still hang it I can hang in small spaces. I have hung with trees about ten feet apart in Quebec. You can always rotate the tarp too.
I was in the same position last year looking for a tarp. I ended up with a CCS 10 x 14 because I wanted the extra coverage. If I need less area covered I'll make it smaller by using the ridge line method to hang it. Even when solo I really enjoy the extra coverage it provides.
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I have two CCS Tundra Tarps. 10x10 and 10x14. I bought the 10x10 last year during Dan’s sale to use when I finally get that hammock. I do also like the larger size because I can drop one end to provide protection from the wind also. Both of mine are of the 1.9 material . This last year I used the 10x10 as a “front porch” mode on the tent.
Seems like I remember Dan saying here once that the 1.9 material is better if you are going to stake it down like I do with the 10x14?
I have never had any issues with it being too big, just drop one side if needed.
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