Tarps: Help or Hassle?

Canada
January 28, 2007 12:59pm CST
How many camping folks use tarps? Some use tarps for shade or rain protection. Others like them for prvacy. Are the a pain to you or a help?
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@hoffin (30)
• Australia
29 Jan 07
I'm not sure where you are, but in Australia lots of people use tarps....myself included. They are very handy to have in the boot of the car and can be used for weather protection, sunshade and as a handy tent floor if your tent doesn't have one.....I wouldn't travel without one....hope this helps!
• Canada
29 Jan 07
Even though we are in an Rv we always have our tarps. They are just handy.
@shooie (4986)
• United States
28 Jan 07
Tarp - Keeps things dry
If we take the small tent we might take a tarp with us to put under the tent so we have less to clean up when packing up. We haven't had to cover our tent yet when it rains. Sometimes I will take one to cover things up on the table.
• Canada
29 Jan 07
Thanks for the pic. That would surely help someone who might not know what we are talking about.
• United States
30 Jan 07
Where do I begin? Keeps the dew and rain off the tents, not to mention whatever the wind blows out of the trees. Makes a privvy private, makes a wonderful "shower" stall, covers up our bikes, wood and makes a roof over the eating area. Don't leave home without them. :)
@quispy (572)
• United States
30 Jan 07
They are a pain, but they are also quite the help. After camping in a week of rain, I will never leave my tarps home again!
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@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
23 Feb 07
When I used to do a lot of backpacking, I chose a lightweight tarp over a tent to sleep in. Nowadays, we use a tarp to just have a place to eat/cook/whatever out of the harsh rays of sun or to keep dry if it rains.