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Wanted: Lightweight Tarp

Zarb
5/06/2013
3:42:13 PM
Hi all,

I am just trying to track down a reasonable condition lightweight solo tarp. Only planning on using it for a few specific trips so I dont want to buy any gucci new ones for $100+.

Looking for something around 10'x8' less than 600g preferred if possible. An included lightweight groundsheet would be a bonus.

Thanks!

IdratherbeclimbingM9
5/06/2013
3:48:22 PM
On 5/06/2013 Zarb wrote:
>Hi all,
>
>I am just trying to track down a reasonable condition lightweight solo
>tarp. Only planning on using it for a few specific trips so I dont want
>to buy any gucci new ones for $100+.
>
>Looking for something around 10'x8' less than 600g preferred if possible.
>An included lightweight groundsheet would be a bonus.
>
>Thanks!

Have you considered buying the heavy duty plastic sheeting that underlies concreting jobs? Possibly available from a Bunnings type store??
~> May still be too heavy.
The closest for weight, and cheap as, but not overly strong, is the plastic wrap off a new double mattress. ~> Check the bins at back of a mattress store!!
;-)
widewetandslippery
5/06/2013
3:55:28 PM
2 options:
disposals store. about $60 for a fly. Mitre 10 mid weight painters drop sheet cut to size $6? dont go the super light weight floor as it doesnt sit right.

Option 2. buy ripstop from spotight. buy rafting lanyard patches for tie offs. a tube of silicone and some metho. Pour metho and silicone into a container and mix. Soak nylon sheet in mixture. Dry. Stick patches where you want/need them. Use ground sheet as above. Sub $100 silnylon tarp.
gfdonc
5/06/2013
3:58:55 PM
Clark Rubber usually have some nylon off the roll that is bonded with some heavy-duty PU-style proofing.
Fairly bomber yet not too heavy. Can't recall the price though, might cost $20/metre.
GWil
5/06/2013
4:03:22 PM
If making your own, do you hem the edges, or just roll with it? Do these methods cop an okay kicking?

pedro.c
5/06/2013
4:26:48 PM
What's wrong with the tarps at Bunnings? $12.50 will buy what you've described. The Gucci Heavy Duty ones are $25
stingray4100
5/06/2013
5:34:15 PM
http://samhuntvic.com.au

If you can deal with the orange colour.

Zarb
5/06/2013
8:20:35 PM
Im curious as to the weight and bulkiness of all these suggestions, especially basic hardward tarps. I am very keen to keep weight to an absolute minimum. If it gets much past 1.5kg for tarp, cord, and pegs, I may as well just take my lightweight tent. Anyone have an idea of the weights?

Pat
5/06/2013
9:47:00 PM
Made a good light weight fly out of ripstop from Spotlight - like the home bodginess of WWS's waterproofing. Ripstop will let water through, so it needs some proofing.
argos44
5/06/2013
10:14:28 PM
Search this on eBay:

Mannagum Camping Hiking Survival Outdoor 4x4 3000mm Tarp Shelter Tent 3x3m

They are only around $40, light, strong and waterproof. I had one up at Arapiles for 10 days and it handled a thunderstorm and days of roaring winds without a problem.

Jason

stugang
5/06/2013
11:30:15 PM
On 5/06/2013 Zarb wrote:
>Im curious as to the weight and bulkiness of all these suggestions, especially
>basic hardward tarps.

they are all 1.45kg -- and if you don't believe me go and weigh them yourself.
argos44
6/06/2013
8:58:51 AM
820g is stated for the one I have and I would believe it.

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