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    Mouseskowitz's Avatar
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    Winter tarp color

    Has anyone every tried a white winter tarp? While I don't feel the need to hide while I'm out camping, I don't like to stick out too much either. When there is snow on the ground what tarp colors have you found not to stand out too bad?

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    Senior Member Fish<><'s Avatar
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    I have seriously thought about a white sil tarp, once I return to cold. For now my cuben fits the bill well enough...
    "We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it."- G. W. Sears

    My forum name is Fish<><; I'm in the navy; and I hate sleeping on the ground. If I didn't need ground to walk on or measure resistance to, I think I could happily give it up.

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    My gray "max" has been hard to find on more than one occasion.
    Directionally challenged...comicly so.

    Thanks to all the Vendors that supported the 5th annual Hoosier Hang gear drawing!
    Dutchware, 2QZQ, Hammeck, UGQ,and Zpacks

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    Senior Member CamoEvo's Avatar
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    I was going to get a light grey Maxi tarp from Lost Biker, but went with Coyote instead. It will blend in all year in most places.


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    Seems to me that white blobs blocking the tree trunks are more noticeable than Brown against brown. ;-)
    YMMV

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    Free advice worth what you paid for it. ;-)

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    Some stated they have made white tarps and several asked for white silnylon in this thread.

    Another white tarp thread.

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    Thanks for the feedback everyone! That coyote blends in a little better than I thought it would. That makes it more of the 4-season tarp. One of these days might have to try the white, but I will probably save that for a future project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by octothorpesarus View Post
    Doesn't seem to look all that much different than a cuban tarp.

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    A light gray looks best to me because nothing in nature is pure white
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