Tarps (also known as tarpaulins) may not be the first thing that comes to mind when planning your next outing, but they are one of the most versatile pieces of camping equipment you can have. It is wise to always make sure you have one or more in the back of your vehicle. Tarps take up very little space, but can be used as (extra) ground sheets, or can strapped over the roof of your tent to keep you warm and dry in case of a sudden cold snap, to cover and protect items on top of your vehicle or trailer, to provide a wind break or shade, as well as many other useful functions for campers and outdoor enthusiasts
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Can I purchase Tarps at Anaconda?
Yes, you can! Whether you are looking for extra protection from the sun, rain, or wind, tarps are some of the most versatile camping items around, and as they take up very little room when folded flat, they are a must-have accessory to take with you on your next camping or hiking trip.
How do I use a tarp?
Tarps have a variety of uses while out camping, here are some of the most useful:
- Protect your tent, camping equipment or even people from the rain with a waterproof tarp. Use it on the ground to stop water seeping into your possessions, or cover your gear with one
- Leaking tent and no time or materials to fix it? A tarp and some rope will make a temporary repair to keep the occupants of your tent dry until you get home or can fix the leak properly
- Need more shade while out camping? Fix a tarp to one end of your tent and to a convenient tree or other fixing and create a sunshade to eat or relax under
- Sudden cold snap? Use a tarp as an extra ground sheet inside your tent for insulation, or place it on the outside over the top of your tent for extra protection from cold and wind.
What types/sizes of tarp can I purchase?
Anaconda stock two types of tarp, a silver waterproof and UV stabilised maximum strength product, and a green mesh tarp that is breathable and still offers plenty of shade. Both types of tarp come in a whole range of sizes to give you just the right size for the job at hand, with sizes for the silver tarp starting from 6 x 4 ft. (1.8 x 1.2m) up to a whopping 24 x 30 ft. (7.2 x 9m), while the green mesh tarp ranges from 8 x 8 ft. (2.4 x 2.4m) up to 12 x 20 ft. (3.6 x 6m).
Are there any other uses for tarps?
Once you have purchased a tarp, you will recognize how versatile it can be. Use your tarp to cover luggage or other items such as bikes or kayaks on the roof rack of your car, cover items in a trailer to protect them from the elements, hang a tarp over a line to create an instant shaded area, or use as a ground sheet with your gazebo or sunshade, the possibilities are endless!
Tarps can be ideal for keeping insects, dust and dirt out of stored items in your garage or backyard as well, and can offer protection to furnishings when painting or decorating in and around the house. With a large range of tarps available for affordable prices, you will find tarps a great investment that will certainly prove their worth in many areas around the house and garden or while out camping or trekking.