Great for just about anything
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I take this tarp backpacking and it works great. If you are in a wooded area you don't need any extra poles. I usually hang this from 4 trees if available. I have the two main ends (the ones with poles) over my head and the other two ends about low face level. It gives me a nice big usable space underneath and does a great job letting rain run off. It is nice and lightweight for backpacking.
You can see in the picture the dry ground underneath.