12 Ways To Use Tarps for Prepping and Survival


How long will a tarp last when left outside?

Even the best tarp will start to deteriorate over time. How long a tarp lasts depends on the precise weather conditions it is exposed to. Direct sunlight and exposure to wind will cause tarps to deteriorate faster. On the other hand a tarp that is in the shade and not exposed to wind may last for many years even if it is just a basic inexpensive blue poly tarp.

What type of tarp is best for making a shelter in the woods?

Any tarp can be used to make a shelter but typically people use poly or canvas tarps. Poly tarps are lightweight so they are easier to pack into a remote location,

MEET Samantha Biggers

Samantha is Ready To Go Survival's lead editor, a life-long outdoorswoman with a Bachelors in Environmental Studies. She learned the foundation of preparedness from her father who saw heavy combat in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive. An avid outdoors woman and survivalist, her articles have appeared in various homesteading magazines such as GRIT, Back Home, Backwoods Home, and Countryside.

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