Aqua Quest 10 by 10 or 10 by 7?

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Which Tarp

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  1. 10 by 10

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  2. 10 by 7

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  1. Desert_bushcraft

    Desert_bushcraft Tracker

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    Ok so I'm looking for a lightweight, camoish color, compact tarp and the aqua quest hits all the needs I was looking for, but I'm having trouble deciding which size to get. I'm probably going to do a variation on this style set up (https://i.pinimg.com/736x/9e/8b/36/...2fab6d--outdoor-survival-camping-survival.jpg) but the ends will be open. I just don't have the experience with tarps and I'm tentative on shelling out 80 plus dollars for a tarp and ending up wanting the other size. Any suggestions? I'll take any input. Thanks!
     
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  2. Seeker

    Seeker Woods Bum Supporter Bushclass I

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    Open ends are drafty and fairly useless in my experience, unless it's here in LA in the middle of summer in a hammock... I always try to break the wind in at least 2 if not 3 directions. Much warmer. Of your two choices, 10x10, in either an Adirondack or Plowpoint configuration. You can also do a lean-to open on 3 sides if you want.
     
  3. martyinthewoods

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    I have the Agua Quest 10x7 and it is not quite 10x7. It is more like 9.5x6.5. I would deffinitly go with the 10x10 if I were to buy one today.
    Good tarp, just a little too small.
     
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    Square tarps are easier to configure in more ways IMO..
     
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  5. lone_woodsman

    lone_woodsman Supporter Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    For sure go with the 10x10. As Riverpirate said they are easier to set up. And a 10x10 will obviously give you better coverage for any weather condition. I camp with a tarp shelter all the time and love it.
     
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    thats quite the talent, be careful around the fire...lol
     
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    CoolBreeze135 Scholarly Woodsman Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    I wouldn't go smaller than a 10 x 10. I actually use a 10 x 12. Check out the bushcraft outfitters tarps. They may be a better bang for your buck.
     
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    I try to pick a tarp a little bigger than I think I need, because you will need it. joe
     
  9. IA Woodsman

    IA Woodsman Overwatch Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator Vendor Lifetime Supporter Bushclass Instructor

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    10X10 is my go to
     
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    BF0B3F55-A0A4-4581-94E3-75620A55F671.jpeg Here is a Bushcraft Outfitters 10 x 10 with BC poncho to close one end when rain was in the forecast and the wind shifted on me after I set it up. Hammock set up, but you could do an A frame and close off an end as well. I have used the A frame for hammock in the winter (Michigan with snow) with no end closed and was fine. 20 degrees that night.
     
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    I would go with the 10x10, you will get a bit more versatility out of it. Just my opinion.
     

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