We have had great success with the used version of this tarp we got surplus from the USMC, but the two big problems have been that they all needed repair, and being surplus the supply is uncertain- it comes and goes, and some batches are better than others. Well we fixed that problem- we now have 100% brand new, American made tarps in traditional woodland camo!
These tarps are 100% brand new, made in USA, MILSPEC tarps printed with the woodland camo pattern on one side and desert tan on the other. They measure 81"x88" and have 8 heavy duty grommets and 24 alternating snaps around the edge,making them extremely versatile. 8 shock cord ties already on the grommets allow you to quickly and easily string this as a shelter and keep it tight. Weight is 2 pounds 6 ounces.
The potential uses are almost unlimited, but here are a few examples:
A tent or shelter can be made from 1, 2 or more. Either using a pole or stick on both ends like a pup tent, or with a single pole on one corner with the other 3 corners staked down, or with 2 poles or hung between two trees in lean-to fashion. With these tarps and some para cord the shelter options are almost unlimited.
Use to construct a tent or lean-to- using one tarp or you can snap 2 or more together.
Use as a ground cloth.
Us as a simple camo cover for a hunting position.
Use and a field expedient litter.
Use to construct a "poncho raft", with no hood they work better than a poncho.
Use as a rain cover or fly over a hammock.
Those are but a few of the uses! These are such a versatile item that every survival kit and bug out bag needs one.
-Update July 2014- Due to volume we have been able to secure a price reduction on these. Rest assured there is no change in the quality of material or craftsmanship, we got a better deal and are simple passing it on.