It's called backpacking folks. - not hobo'in. Good light weight tarps are worth a few dollars more. Use your brain.
There was an Old Man with a owl,
Who continued to bother and howl;
He sat on a rail, And imbibed bitter ale,
Which refreshed that Old Man and his owl.WOO
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.
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.
W.O.O....attacking me? for what reason....I'm gonna tell a mod on you.
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...