A Tarpaulin Shelter can be a useful thing to have when your camping. If your practicing true bushcraft it might be all you have for shelter and cover, or even if you have a tent you might want a tarp as a dining cover, or just something dry to sit under.
We found this infographic via Pinterest which details 66 different ways to put up a Tarp. How you put up a tarp will depend on the use. Tarpaulins can be used for
- As a tent / a spare tent
- A place to still and chat of an evening in the dry rather than being stuck in the tent
- A kitchen / covered preparation area
- An organisation area, to lay out kit, put things for drying etc
and I’m sure you have many more uses aswell!
What to look for in a tarp
- Weight - Something lightweight for easy transport or something heavier?
- Waterproofing - A waterproofed tarp will be very handy, be aware that canvas will get quite heavy when wet.
- Size - Depending on the number of people and the use pick the size most suitable
- Accessories - Poles, Rope / guy lines, pegs
So there are 66 ideas for using your tarp, which do you use, the classic A Frame or something else? Leave a comment and let us know!