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or you could buy a tarp for 10 $
This tarp weighs 1 lb, 6 oz, which sounds like it includes the guylines. A $10 blue tarp of the same size is probably going to weigh a fair bit more. It will also crinkle obnoxiously, wear at the creases, and be more difficult to get taut enough to shed water as well as this one. Probably bulkier, too.
If you're camping from a car, then no, it's probably not worthwhile. If you're backpacking 10-15 miles a day, this might make you pretty happy.
not of that quality you can't. If you are like me and hunt the deep back country every ounce saved and every step up in quality is worth paying for.
ah that makes sense, I just got a tarp off amazon for 10 and it worked wonders! sheltered me from the storms in the inyos!
For the needed explorer I now understand!
The weight and packability are the major concerns for me when shopping for a tarp. Every ounce counts, and an off the shelf tarp usually adds weight that I'd prefer to trim. At about 1.5lbs for this tarp, you're getting some great weight savings at this price point. Space also counts for a lot as well. Using something like this means I have more room for food, an extra layer of clothing, or a little booze for the trail.