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    The Sound Rain Makes on Different Tarps

    I watched a video today taken from under a Cuben Fiber tarp when it was raining. I was surprised to hear how loud it was.

    Silnylon tarps seems much quieter and would allow for more of the comforting sounds of rain, I would think.

    It would be interesting to hear if anyone else gives this kind of thing some thought.

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    My cuben tarp is louder than the silnylon I have, but not so loud that it's bothersome. No worse than some of the shelter roofs I've heard in the past during a storm. It's actually rather soothing to me. I enjoy a good rain while in my hammock and under a tarp. Cuben or silnylon.

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    Tarp Sounds

    Thanks. I sometimes enjoy the rain while hammocking too.

    I often look forward to those times while car camping or in the yard to sleep in the rain. Two weeks ago I was car camping in NH and it rained pretty much throughout the night.

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    I put a aluminum roof on the porch at home just to hear it rain..

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    Quote Originally Posted by cevans View Post
    I put a aluminum roof on the porch at home just to hear it rain..
    Started out with a poly tarp... think I'll miss the sound--wait a minute! New tarp is tyvek... Never mind
    You're gonna need a bigger hammock

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    I'm with most everybody else I like the sound of a good rain on a tarp or aluminum roof puts me right to sleep

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    Quote Originally Posted by timabababaluka View Post
    Started out with a poly tarp... think I'll miss the sound--wait a minute! New tarp is tyvek... Never mind
    Tyvek is definitely a loud one!

    Poly coated tarps shouldn't mist... though it doesn't rain enough here to mist under even a DWR tarp...
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    I find the sound of rain hitting a tarp/shelter to be very satisfying, when you are nice and dry underneath.

    Other satisfying sounds to experience are the sound of boiling water and the crackle of a campfire.... mmmm, fire good.

    Whether car camping, day tripping or survival I think these sounds must be stored in our genetic memory and trigger a feeling of comfort and contentment. Beethoven may be nice but nothing strikes such a feeling of contentment as knowing you are warm and dry and about to be sipping on a steaming hot beverage, from a fire you created as the rain pours down all around you.

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    Thanks

    Thanks for your input and comments guys. It's great to see that this thread generated a bit of interest.

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