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How to Make Lightweight Oilskin Tarps from Bed Sheets

How to Make Lightweight Oilskin Tarps from Bed Sheets Make some for camping and just hang over your tent. You will never need to worry about getting wet while sleeping should it rain overnight.

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How to Create Waterproof Seams

How to Create Waterproof Seams. Protect a vinyl tarp cover or give anti-wick thread a try!

Aqua Quest Guide Sil Tarp - 100% Waterproof and Ultralight RipStop Nylon Material - 10 x 7 ft Medium / Small - Compact *** Check out the image by visiting the link.

One of the popular fabrics for making lightweight tarps and shelters is silicon-impregnate ripstop nylon—silnylon or ’sil’ for short. It is valued for its light weight, strength, and waterproofness (and relative low cost compared with other options).

theBlueStone Hammock Rain Fly in 10 x 12 Feet for Canopy Hammock Outdoor Camping, Oxford Waterproof Tarp Shelter (Dark Green)

Learn what the difference is between a waterproof tarp and a water resistant tarp. Find out what the experts recommend.