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    My Tarp

    My Tarp is just a cheap Tarp that i got from a hardware store for like 6.00 dollars it has been a good tarp so far it is a little heavy and takes up a fair bit of space in my pack but that's ok. my tarp is a heavy duty tarp that i do not use for anything but camping and hiking but i am in the market for a new tarp can you please leave some pictures and good tarps for the money i would really like to know what you guys use as far as tarps go and i could also use some help myself thank you -Gavin1999

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    Well Gavin, it sounds like you have a lot of tarp there for $6. Of course, that's the problem if you are backpacking with it - it's a LOT of tarp!

    I think the best bang for the buck for backpackers is a silnylon tarp. They are fairly light weight, pack small, and won't entirely break the bank.

    Take a look at offerings from
    www.arrowhead-equipment.com
    www.wildernesslogics.com
    www.warbonnetoutdoors.com
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    I really like my Wilderness Logics Tadpole (about $85, but can be found cheaper if you watch the for sale section). Here's a link to a video I did about my set up, you can get a pretty good idea about the tarp from that.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...highlight=tarp

    I also really love my Warbonnet Superfly. Cost a bit more and weighs a bit more, but you get more coverage and the built in doors are great (about $130, but again, can be found cheaper if you watch for them.....although, these don't go on sale too often) Here's a pic of mine in action during the snow we got for Christmas.



    If you want a bit cheaper, check out the Chinook or Kelty tarps. I've read a lot of great things about them, but you will feel the savings in the extra weight. They are pretty heavy.
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    I use a Kelty Noah's Tarp 12'x12' I got on sale for about 35$. If you are on a budget it is a great tarp but I do intend to upgrade when funds permit.

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    i use a etowah 10 x10 from bens backwoods good tarp about 65 dollars

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    Gavin1999, how much $$$ You are ready to spend for tarps? Cuben are too expensive but silnylon tarp from any cottage are I think best optimal price=performance ratio.
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