OK then. From the list of possible tarps on your first post, I could recommend the Guide Gear. I had to seam-seal mine, but currently they are advertised as coming with factory-taped seams. There is a good thread about this tarp where I recount my experiences. Here's the link:
Originally Posted by nighthawk80
I still have this tarp and it is my favorite for car camping, but too heavy for any real hiking. Mine is the largest size (14' ridgeline), but the 11x11 would be a very serviceable tarp if truly leak-proof.
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Just an update, I ordered a Chinook 12x9 tarp from here: http://www.afterschool.com/p/beckson...le-tent-407766 With a coupon code: AFTER15 I paid $39.61 shipped to my door. This should give me something to mess around with so I can figure out what I do and don't like! It was actually cheaper to order this one instead of the Guide Gear tarp after shipping.
Thanks everyone for their help and advice.
Chinook is a solid tarp, and should you decide to upgrade in the future it'll server as a nice winter tarp or something you can get some use of at home or while car camping. Enjoy!
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I like my 10 x 12 Chinook. I like my guide gear tarp better. Mainly because it is square instead of rectangle. (11x11??) My guide gear tarp is pre 2012. Last year there was a bad batch. Both weigh about 32 oz. I like both because they are so big. One down side to the guide gear is you have to sew a few loops on before you can use it.
I think I want a smaller tarp also.
I just found this
8 x 10 27oz $28