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Ep. 98 - How To Make A Tarp

In this episode we talk about how to make your first tarp. We'll go over popular materials, necessary components, and construction techniques. You won't become a shelter master after this one episode, but it's enough to get you started.

Covering everything from hammocks and ground shelters to multi-use tarps. They share tips for beginners and discuss various styles like flat, two-panel, and ground tarps, weighing the pros and cons of each. Materials and components are a key focus, with the hosts explaining the differences between fabrics like SilPoly and PU, and their ideal uses. They also touch on netting options, emphasizing factors like weight, durability, and cost. For tie-outs, lightweight webbing or grosgrain are recommended. The episode wraps up with a chat on seam sealing and the best types of seam sealers to use.


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  • Code: ROTR-EP98
  • One Use Per Listener 
  • Valid until July 3