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    Iím looking for a canvas tarp 10x12 . I will be using it for camping also as my shelter .
    With that in mind I need it to have plenty of grommets and ties . Using it as a a frame shelter most of the time . I will also use it at times for covering my shelters that I make in the woods .
    I would like to know any brands or companies that any of guys would recommend.


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    the backpackers DIY theirs out of tyvek & mylar sheeting - eazy enough to sew and add the grommets ....

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    Tyvek and mylar are awesome lightweight fabrics. The downside is crinkle noise. Drove me nuts. I use a snugpac bansha "I think it's called" if I go hammock camping.

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    Canvas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by driftz240 View Post
    Tyvek and mylar are awesome lightweight fabrics. The downside is crinkle noise. Drove me nuts. I use a snugpac bansha "I think it's called" if I go hammock camping.

    you need to get ahold of garment quality Tyvek to get the softer uncrinkable - either that or you just wash it plenty to get it more pliable .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Illini Warrior View Post
    you need to get ahold of garment quality Tyvek to get the softer uncrinkable - either that or you just wash it plenty to get it more pliable .....
    Or go buy a roll of house wrap, cut as desired, wash...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fidel. MD View Post
    Or go buy a roll of house wrap, cut as desired, wash...
    That would be an expensive rain suit. Just go to a new construction and dig some out of the dumpster or cut a 4x8 piece off the house (those dang kids) it's like $150 per roll and so much gets thrown away is ridiculous
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    Quote Originally Posted by flock6 View Post
    That would be an expensive rain suit. Just go to a new construction and dig some out of the dumpster or cut a 4x8 piece off the house (those dang kids) it's like $150 per roll and so much gets thrown away is ridiculous
    actually glue welds excellently - use PVC pipe cement - wipe any excess off to keep the seams white Tyvek and not pizz yellow ....

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    Wow I didn't know that, thanks for the info.
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    Iím not over concerned about weight I also have a decent light weight tarp. Plus I have ways of transporting it and other gear to where Iím going . The canvas tarp would be part of a winter bug out system also for longer term stay .
    If I go the canvas tent route the tent would be a small hunter tent in 7x7x7 size and would also be used for hunting.
    Most of my winter longer term bug out gear isnít very light weight so a sled or bike 4 wheeler would be used .
    That being said plan for SHTF is to stay home .
    The tent or tarp would be used for a week or less for supply run or hunt to feed my group .


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