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    Default A good waterproof tarp for a tp shelter

    I'm looking for a good waterproof tarp that I can use as a tp shelter as well as a possible shelter roof.


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    You need to find one quick, there is nothing worse than soggy TP!
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    A Zip Lock bag will protect your TP from the weather.





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    Ever seen the inside of a Tee-Pee after a rainstorm when they forgot to close the storm flaps?

    Soggy in there too!
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    No matter how well you close up the smoke flaps on a Tipi....water will run down the poles, and/or thru the smoke hole.
    That's why the fire pit is in the center, and you live a sleep around the outside perimeter.

    Now back to the OP.....Please define a "TP shelter".
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    TP shelters are best for minor shade, but don't actually protect from the elements. And as much as I am against littering, at least they are biodegradable.

    Using a tarp to cover a TP shelter would be more than double the work; just use the tarp as the shelter, and the TP for its intended use (quite the creature comfort in the woods) and as tinder, in case you need it.

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    +1 with Hunter....What do you mean by a "TP shelter"? Pretty please.

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    Can you sew one yourself?
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    I'm speaking of this: https://youtu.be/0I6_QjM_-eE

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete lynch View Post
    A Zip Lock bag will protect your TP from the weather.





    Unless you meant teepee...
    Funny..and yes I did

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aleks View Post
    I'm speaking of this: https://youtu.be/0I6_QjM_-eE
    Well, that vid looked pretty self explanatory.....So what exactly is your question?

    Looked like he was using canvas, and possible 12' X 12' ?
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    Definitely a canvas shelter. Very Heavy!
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    Yeah in the video he mentioned it needed to be rectangular. Also yeah I believe canvas is what I'm looking for. I have many tarps but not canvas. I knew his was a fabric unlike mine. Just wasn't sure what would be waterproof.

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