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Homemade Lightweight Nylon Backpacking Tarp
See this homemade tarp in action and see if this is right for you to do for yourself. This is lightweight, strong and waterproof.
One of my favorite YouTube channels, IntenseAngler has a great video on how he made his lightweight tarp from old tents. If I am honest, I would never have thought about this as a tarp replacement just because tent material is so thin.
There is method behind this madness tho, normal tarps are heavy and kinda noisy when rolling and blowing around in the wind. With the re-purposed tent you get super thin, strong and waterproof fabric and you can make the tarp as big or as small as you like.
If you are set against this but still want to get a good tarp consider this one. I have this one and it works great even after years of use. 10′ X 14′ Blue 6-mil Waterproof Poly Tarp Camp Tarp.
In the video below you get to see 6 different ways you can erect this and see the homemade tarp in action. Get your sewing fingers on as I think once you see this you will be making one 🙂