This is a continuation of tarp7 below.
Intend to do a thruhike of the AT and use this as my main shelter. If I can get my stuff together I will probably leave around the end of January from south to north. I like cold weather hiking so it will work for me.
Flat 5'x12' tarp (with a 2'-6" beak) Poncho as a fly, fold up back 3' for extended poncho. I will probably carry a driducks jacket in colder weather or an extra UL plastic rain jacket in warm weather.
Set up as a fly, fold in the back corners, OAL 8'-6" and 3'9" high at peak supported by a tracking pole.
The inner mesh tent will have tyvek front doors with an L zip, and the back and sides of .7 oz mesh. Maybe just a vert zipper on the back side for extra gear. Size 2'8" W x 7'6" long.
I could also make the doors out of WP material which would be more sturdy.
Probably will have a a silnylon floor.
1.25 oz tyvek doors
.07 oz mesh
Inner tent should weigh about 8oz.
Tarp/fly should weigh about
14 oz made of 1.3 sil nylon (22oz total), or
11 oz made out of spinaker (19oz total) or
7oz made of .65 oz cuben (15 oz total.
but I am concerned about the durability of cuben day after day for 6 months.
I could also add a vestibule in front, but then its almost turing into a shaped tarp.
I will also carry a tyvek bivy in winter.
Images, qtr, side, below.