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    UV Blocking Considerations

    Hi all… I'm new here, so I hope this isn't something that's previously been beat to death. I searched but didn't get any hits here in this forum.

    The issue at hand is a tarp's UV blocking capability. What's the best fabric for that, or best tarp? I have very fair skin, being progenied from the land of Thor, so this is a bit crucial for me.

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    look for a tarp made of reflective material that can reflect the rays... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7V1QH04r74
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    Thanks for the link to that video, djmn. It looks to be exactly what I need.

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    That is some neat material. I wonder how much warmth you could retain in the cold with the reflective on the underside.

    If I ever spend some serious money on a tarp I might have to do this, but it does look a bit heavier.

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    You can probably use the reflective material from here http://www.backwoodsdaydreamer.com/p...oated-fabrics/ and sew it onto the back of some silnyon to make one yourself
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