- Jan 12, 2005
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- Bedford, MA; Avatar: eggs anyone?
If you are in a windy location, I suspect the bags will be easier to use than flat tarps. And a little extra room in a plastic bag may enable one to ventilate a bit to reduce the moisture build-up.I need to weigh my current tarp and old bivy bag to see if the sil/nylon upgrades make sense. With a couple contractor bags as ground cover, the layers and gear I normally bring and the tarp or bivy - I guess me or my injured partner would be pretty comfortable for a while.
BTW, Campmor is a good source of (relatively) inexpensive flat sil-nylon tarps. http://www.campmor.com/outdoor/gear...y=&searchKeywords=ultralight+backpacking+tarp