Using a tent floor as a tarp?
Read thru a few of the recycled tents posts but didn't really see much on using the old floor from a tent as a tarp.
For a quick tarp solution, would this be a viable option? I have 2 tents, one from Gander Mountain, one from Cabelas. Around 10' x 12' each. Bought them at their sidewalk sales as they didn't have poles for them. Paid maybe 5 bucks each. In any case, they are both in great shape, but am wondering how they would hold up under the normal stresses that a dedicated tarp goes thru. Being that it is the tent floor, it pretty much just sits there. Should they hold up to the wind? I already have the floors cut out with the tie out still attached, and was going to cut them down to use as a ground cloth under my hammock and give one to my buddy, and cut the other up to use as an inside cloth in my kids Timberline tent.
What do you all think? I bit heavier weight wise that a tarp, but that's not really an issue for me. If it works, I would like to take it as a group shelter when the rains come.