It really doesn’t matter what kind of camping you are doing. The tried and true tarp will probably be your most relied on piece of camping gear. Since you’re away from home and spending much of your time outdoors you will find plenty of uses for your tarp. You may even want to bring a couple. Or a few.
Tent campers use tarps both under and over their tents. When under the tent it keeps the floor of their tent dry and free of tears from sticks or rocks. When placed over their tent it keeps them dry during rain and can keep them cool on very sunny days.
You may need a tarp to cover your grill, or as a makeshift awning for the little ones to nap under. It can be a windbreak and be used to keep your wood dry. There are also several types and sizes of tarps to consider. They can be made of polyethylene, canvas, mesh, or several other varieties of material.
Poly tarps are plastic based and tend to be inexpensive, flexible and very strong. Canvas tarps have been used for generations. It is softer to handle and are the tarp of choice when protecting fragile surfaces such as finished wood. Mesh tarps allow water and wind to pass through them. They are used in canopy tents and are effective in keeping insects away and reducing wind.
You may want to tuck a few tarps into your trunk, just in case. There seems to be a circumstance for each type of tarp and they do come in handy when you need one. We hope you camping experience is everything you hoped it would be and that you continue to return to see us year after year. Be sure to make a reservation and we look forward to seeing you during your next camping trip.