I'm sure this has been beaten to death on here, but this may have a different twist to it. I am retired and just getting into bushcrafting and loving it. I have my pack(s) situated, have my sleep system situated, and just recently got a very nice used 4-season tent. I had previously picked up a cheapo 12x14 tarp and all the pieces to make a tent out of it and really liked it, but want to use it to haul leaves behind the lawnmower and get a BCO tarp and MEST like everyone on here has. Ultra light weight and compact. I've been working some for my brother-in-law during harvest season and have picked up a few extra dollars so have almost decided to pull the trigger on this. Now for the questions which I know are highly subjective. Is BCO the way to go?, which tarp materialwise?, and which size? I guess, what would YOU buy is what I'm asking. It's just me and my gear, but I don't want to be crowded. I don't plan on much more than overnighters, but am planning on trying to make the Knoxville gig Nov. 8 which will go from Thur. til Sun. Thanks for your consideration.