The use of tarp would be needed to complete your hammock camping gear. There is a tarp that can be used for three seasons except winter, but there is also the one which is able to be put up in winter. Tarp is useful to give full coverage on your hammock. It can protect you from hot sun rays in summer, from raindrop in rainy day, and to protect you from thing that might fall down on your hammock. You should choose the tarp that can provide the best size. An 8 x 10 feet tarp that provides ridge line of thirteen feet would be able to give proper coverage for hammock. You can also choose small tarp if you want it to be lightweight.