I was hoping you could give me the wisdom of your experiences concerning tarps. I'm tall at 6'3", and 210lb. I'm about to buy a Etowah 6x10 tarp at 9oz for $70 (cheap, adequate(?), don't think $100 more for a 7oz tarp is worth it for me). I will be using it with a bivy that I'm also going to buy soon.
I notice a lot of people seem to post about using tarp shelters that close on one end. I know some people use 2 person tarps by themselves.
I read reviews of people liking their setups, but haven't heard much of what PROBLEM they address that they used to have. I don't read "man that 6x10 wasn't enough for me, the wind blew the rain in way too much, even with a bivy!", or "I'm your size and I wish I'd have gotten the 8x10"!
So, before I commit to paying for a new piece of kit.... does anyone have any words of wisdom for me?