I'm new to the site, and have found a great amount of info. Now I'm getting back into the swing of things.
Okay, I'm starting to pare down my gear, and thin out the heavy things. I have my sights on a GG Vapor Trail pack (don't convince me otherwise, I like the utility).
However, my main question here has to do with tarp tents. I'm venturing into making my own, and I'm trying to choose between two. One is the Jardine tarptent (2 person) http://tinyurl.com/228kw8, and the Shires-designed tarptent
http://tinyurl.com/3y68pt. Yes, I want the netting, as in the chance that my wife goes along with me, we'll be entombed in netting. I have heard that the bathtub
floor of Jardine is good for ground-crawling insects, but the netting in the canopy can be a pain as well.
I'm looking for suggestions and testimonials, before I make by decision and purchase and sew the gear. Also, it is slightly a financial decision as well.