I’m looking at making a tarp/bugnet system for our next NZ trip in Jan 2012, that allows us to sleep bug free on an upturned raft, and also to be relatively dry. We plan to take a tarp (perhaps 8’ x 10’ as well, for more general shelter, should we need to stand around under something in the pissing rain, but the likelihood for sleeping is that our heads will be protected by the tarp, but that out legs will stick out from under it, and may need some rain proection.
Is there anything out there in the general market that would do this, or do I need to design it myself?
I’m thinking of a nice little tarp that covers a packraft, but also has some netting from the edges of the tarp to the ground, outside the perimeter of the raft, and obviously has no groundsheet.
I slept on my upturned packraft last year for the first time, and it was probably the most comfortable sleep I have EVER had (sad as that is). Just needed some bug and rain protection.