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    shower curtains?

    Hey, has anyone ever tried using a shower curtain as a tarp? I mean think about it... they are pretty big, water proof, fairly light weigh, sold every where and did I mention cheap cheap cheap. Also they come already packed up and ready to go. Of course they would be considered disposable. But for a buck who cares. So has anyone ever tried this?
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    i guess it depends on how you want to use it.

    i'd feel uneasy taking a 1$ item out for more than an evening when not near the car camp site- especially when its my #1 source of protection from the elements.

    20 miles from nowhere, i'll pay for the assurance that a shelter built from high quality materials affords- and the weight it reduces.

    all that said... a clear vinyl shower curtain would be cool for novelty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rip waverly View Post

    all that said... a clear vinyl shower curtain would be cool for novelty.
    Thats pretty much what I ment. I too would'nt stake my trip on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jons4real View Post
    Hey, has anyone ever tried using a shower curtain as a tarp? I mean think about it... they are pretty big, water proof, fairly light weigh, sold every where and did I mention cheap cheap cheap. Also they come already packed up and ready to go. Of course they would be considered disposable. But for a buck who cares. So has anyone ever tried this?
    A couple of steps up from the $1 plastic or thin vinyl, there is the polyester water proof shower curtains. They're $8 to $15 depending on if you need some decorative power or are just plain. They would be stronger too.

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    All other considerations aside, a shower curtain just ain't big enough to keep ya dry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    All other considerations aside, a shower curtain just ain't big enough to keep ya dry.
    Opps How about on the abstract diamond shape? Still not going to work is it?

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    My experience is shower curtains can make ground cloths but are too small for a hammock tarp. YMMV

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    It is said that Grandma Gatewood thru-hiked the AT and used a shower curtain.

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    I remember reading about this not a long ago...
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=33431

    Last page has a video of someone using it on a trip as a tarp over the hammock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mangus7175 View Post
    I remember reading about this not a long ago...
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=33431

    Last page has a video of someone using it on a trip as a tarp over the hammock.
    Wow, your good

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