Originally Posted by Splinter
Anyone have any experience using tyvek as a tarp? I have read the articles in the article forum and I have looked on BPL.com Before I ordered some off of ebay, I wanted to see if anyone could offer any personal advice about using the stuff as a tarp. Thanks
its noisy, hard to dye, hard to sew and unforgiving in the wind. i use tyvek tape for corners and tie offs. i made a 10-11 tarp, liked it so much i bought a JRB 10-11. my son made a tarp tent out of a piece, he liked it and we bought a golite tarp tent. i pack a 3'-3' piece for sitting on and under hammock to set boots on. IMO it doesn't make a good dependable tarp.
at work we made a tyvek hot air balloon, we learned it works and that TYVEK BURNS LIKE CRAZY
and hard to put out.