Did you ever give this a try?? I was thinking about doing this as well with my HH ultralite explorer tarp. I figured I would need to add some additional tie-outs on to the tarp as it obviously has them at the corners.
I have never done the tarp camping thing, but would like to give it a try sometime, but would like to do so without having to invest in a tarp...
Because I have the Ultralite Explorer, my tarp is a little bigger than what you have listed. Here's the dimensions off of BackpackGearTest.org:
- long side = 120" (305 cm) - measured 110" (279 cm)
- short side = 70" (178 cm) - measured 70" (178 cm)
- long diagonal = 140" (356 cm) - measured 140 " (356 cm)
- short diagonal = 128" (325 cm) - measured 126" (320 cm)
Essentially, it's a 6'x10' tarp with all of the corners not being square, but more of a parallelogram.
I found a couple images of stitches from other tarps online and would probably try something similar.
Anyone else have any input? What's the typical size for a tarp shelter?