I posted this, probably mistakenly, in the gear section.
Hey all, I'm new to the forums, although I've browsed them for a while. Right now I'm in the market for a tarp. I'm thinking the 8.5' x 10' MLD Super Tarp in silnylon. How much harder is it to get a tight pitch in various configurations with a rectangular tarp than with a square one? What are some of the better pitch options for a rectangular tarp other than an A-frame?
Also, I'm leaning towards a tarp/bivy combo. If I go with cuben (stays taut when wet, right?) will I be able to forego the bivy for most situations? Any thoughts and/or advice is much appreciated. Thanks!