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#260389 - 05/09/13 01:57 AM cheap tarp
yee Offline
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Wandering through Walmart this evening, I found a cheap tarp. Walmart sells it as a sunwall for 10'x10' camping gazebo under their house brand, Ozark Trails.

It is nylon measuring about 9.5'x6' and sells for $15.

They also have a smaller 5'x7' tarp for $10, also one of their house brands.

Conway Yee

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#260392 - 05/09/13 02:30 AM Re: cheap tarp [Re: yee]
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#260395 - 05/09/13 04:09 AM Re: cheap tarp [Re: GoatRider]
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Hahaha! I love it.

Not sure if they're as thick as Ozark brand but I recently bought some tarps on Amazon a bit cheaper than that, shipped. I do like cheap tarps as backup and dirty jobs where I don't want to ruin a good camping tarp.

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#260400 - 05/09/13 11:42 AM Re: cheap tarp [Re: LED]
yee Offline
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Originally Posted By: LED
Hahaha! I love it.

Not sure if they're as thick as Ozark brand but I recently bought some tarps on Amazon a bit cheaper than that, shipped. I do like cheap tarps as backup and dirty jobs where I don't want to ruin a good camping tarp.


I was worried about buying through Amazon since I am not sure I am not going to end up with those HEAVY blue tarps that are not suitable for my needs. I want it much lighter. Which Amazon product did you buy?

tnx.
Conway Yee

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#260403 - 05/09/13 01:40 PM Re: cheap tarp [Re: yee]
ILBob Offline
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Loc: Northern IL
Originally Posted By: yee
Wandering through Walmart this evening, I found a cheap tarp. Walmart sells it as a sunwall for 10'x10' camping gazebo under their house brand, Ozark Trails.

It is nylon measuring about 9.5'x6' and sells for $15.

They also have a smaller 5'x7' tarp for $10, also one of their house brands.

Conway Yee




This one?

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Ozark-Trail-10-x-10-Sun-Wall-Dark-Gray/22402169?findingMethod=rr?

Quote:
This Ozark Trail Gazebo 10' x 10' Sun Wall is designed for outdoor group activities, such as picnics and tailgating. Made of a durable polyester construction, the 10x10 canopy tent wall is quick and easy to set up and take down. This dark gray tent sidewall will protect you from the sun and light rain.
Ozark Trail 10' x 10' Sun Wall, Dark Gray:
Quick set up and take down
Great for outdoor group activities
Dimensions: 10' x 10'
Polyester construction


shipping weight almost 5 lb.
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#260405 - 05/09/13 02:40 PM Re: cheap tarp [Re: yee]
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Yee, if you want a light, cheap tarp, try Harbor Freight. I just bought 3 7x9 tarps for covering wood at the campsite, rain covers, etc. They were on coupon for $1.99 each. The quality if fair and if you don't plan to carry them on your back they are great. I often use one when cleaning the roof, then drag the loaded tarp across the (not grass :-) yard and have not had one tear or abrade significantly yet.

Respectfully,

Jerry


Edited by JerryFountain (05/09/13 02:42 PM)

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#260407 - 05/09/13 02:57 PM Re: cheap tarp [Re: JerryFountain]
ILBob Offline
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Originally Posted By: JerryFountain
Yee, if you want a light, cheap tarp, try Harbor Freight. I just bought 3 7x9 tarps for covering wood at the campsite, rain covers, etc. They were on coupon for $1.99 each. The quality if fair and if you don't plan to carry them on your back they are great. I often use one when cleaning the roof, then drag the loaded tarp across the (not grass :-) yard and have not had one tear or abrade significantly yet.

Respectfully,

Jerry

I am fond of the HF tarps as well. They hold up well and are quite inexpensive.

I buy one now and then when I get a coupon for one.

IMO, tarps are like ammo, there just is no such thing as enough.
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#260411 - 05/09/13 03:37 PM Re: cheap tarp [Re: ILBob]
yee Offline
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Registered: 12/10/11
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Originally Posted By: ILBob


That is it. The shipping weight is NOT the product itself.
I am looking for a tarp suitable for backpacking use but the stuff at REI/EMS is on the order of $40-50. Too expensive for a flat sheet of fabric.

The material is similar to tent fabric but heavier than sil-nylon.

My complaint of tarps from Harbor Freight is that they are too bulky for backpacking use.

Conway Yee

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#260413 - 05/09/13 03:57 PM Re: cheap tarp [Re: yee]
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Yee,

Is this a coated tarp? From the description, it could be uncoated (it is for vertical use). If not, it would probably not be suitable for most of the uses for a tarp.

Respectfully,

Jerry

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#260417 - 05/09/13 05:17 PM Re: cheap tarp [Re: JerryFountain]
yee Offline
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Registered: 12/10/11
Posts: 169
Originally Posted By: JerryFountain
Yee,

Is this a coated tarp? From the description, it could be uncoated (it is for vertical use). If not, it would probably not be suitable for most of the uses for a tarp.



Good point. I can't tell. I'm going to try it out the hard way and find out!

Conway Yee

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