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Cesar Valdez
(PrimeZombie) - F

Locale: Scandinavia
Yet another cheap-o plastic tarp thread on 08/26/2013 06:33:31 MDT Print View

I decided to make another plastic tarp, with some improvements that I have learned over the years, and document it on my blog:

http://cesarandthewoods.blogspot.se/2013/08/update-and-improvements-to-my-favorite.html

Will probably buy another roll of plastic to mess around with, unless I can find some Tyvek over here, which I have been very curious to try out too. I think Tyvek would make for a great winter tarp, just to keep the snow/wind off of you, and it's much tougher than regular plastic sheeting. Also, great camouflage in the snow too, if you are stealth winter camping ;)

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Yet another cheap-o plastic tarp thread on 08/26/2013 08:10:46 MDT Print View

Good ideas.

Tyvek would be good camouflage except for the big red "TYVEK" printed on it : )

I've done plastic tarps like that for several nights.

steven franchuk
(Surf) - M
Re: Yet another cheap-o plastic tarp thread on 08/26/2013 10:35:19 MDT Print View

Quest outfitters sells tyvek and it looks like they will do international shipping.

http://www.questoutfitters.com/uncoated_fabrics.htm#Uncoated Fabrics

Quest sells the soft structured Tyvek which doesn't have the any printing on it. Only the building wrap hard structured tyvek has the red lettering.

just Justin Whitson
(ArcturusBear) - M
Re: Re: Yet another cheap-o plastic tarp thread on 08/30/2013 14:23:57 MDT Print View

The red lettering is only on one side, so if one puts that part of it on the inside, shouldn't affect camouflaging that much. Overall I like tyvek home wrap, but it is a bit heavy, and worse it packs pretty bulky.