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    Quote Originally Posted by DivaB View Post
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    EDIT: As you can see the idea had crossed my mind before...still lookin' for a tarp afterall

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    Quote Originally Posted by jons4real View Post
    Hey, has anyone ever tried using a shower curtain as a tarp?
    Grandma Gatewood, in the '50s, on her three thru-hikes (or was it two thru-hikes and one complete section hike?).

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    Quote Originally Posted by MedicineMan View Post
    It is said that Grandma Gatewood thru-hiked the AT and used a shower curtain.
    What's your point? just because someone decided to do it, that means you want to do it too? - how about no curtain and dress up like Daniel Boone and just wear a hat....


    It's called backpacking folks. - not hobo'in. Good light weight tarps are worth a few dollars more. Use your brain.
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    I've been thinking about contacting Durex or Trojan to see if they could make me a full-length waterproof latex hammock condom - they already have XL sizes - why not hammock sizes? Use the hammock condom once, then throw it away.

    Seriously, though, disposable tarps are just that - disposable. A shower curtain is not much better (and may be worse) than just plastic sheeting from Home Depot. Ultralighters are known to employ plastic bags and other flimsy alternatives, but it's not a durable shelter. In a short-term survival situation, I'd love to have a plastic bag or a shower curtain, but I certainly wouldn't expect it to last long.

    The flimsy shelters are more suited to ground dwelling. On a hammock, you're exposed to higher wind forces than on the ground. Twenty miles per hour sustained winds would shred a shower curtain.

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    the author of this post was asking if anyone has used a shower curtain for a tarp not who thinks shower curtains are better than backpacking tarps. I kinda think its a fun idea. If I'm car camping and I want some cover but still want to see the stars and scenery then I might take the shower curtain from my house and have a little fun. Next summer I will make this happen.

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    Grandma Gatewood is my hero... Vienna sausages... yummy

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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?
    I once used a shower curtain as a poncho... desparate measures and all that.

    Why not? They come in various thicknesses. Cut out the hem weights, get rid of the strip with grommets, use the pebble and larkshead method... Now, if you're in a strong wind, you might have to lower it a lot... like... um... almost going to ground...

    Tyvek is stronger for the same weight, IMHO...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Old Owl View Post
    What's your point? just because someone decided to do it, that means you want to do it too? - how about no curtain and dress up like Daniel Boone and just wear a hat....


    It's called backpacking folks. - not hobo'in. Good light weight tarps are worth a few dollars more. Use your brain.
    fell off the hammock I see. Sounds like someone slept on the ground and woke up pissed

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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MedicineMan
    It is said that Grandma Gatewood thru-hiked the AT and used a shower curtain.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Old Owl View Post
    What's your point? just because someone decided to do it, that means you want to do it too? - how about no curtain and dress up like Daniel Boone and just wear a hat....
    Don't mess with MedicineMan, he is Daniel Boone...

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