4 years ago1,000+ Views
While you can buy a cheap tarp for around $13 (and that's at the pricey end), they're waterproof, protect you from the sun, can do a number of other things, and if you get an 8' x 10' they weight about 1.3lbs.
While that may seem light, there are those who want it to be even lighter. And so, there is a DIY method you can use to do that! Using a bed sheet and silicon it's possible.
You'll need to pick up:
- a bed sheet!
- 30 oz mineral spirits
- 10 oz silicon sealant (usually used with a caulk gun)
1. Mix the mineral spirits and silicon sealant together in a 5oz bucket.
2. Stick the bedsheet in and swirl it around!
3. Once covered, hang the sheet on a clothesline to dry.
4. Voila!
@yakwithalan Well, I usually am dyin gmine first and then waterproofing so it complicates the steps
@treedweller Can I ask how you usually do yours?
One of this might be good to have/make just for emergency situations as well.
This is a little different than how I've done it before, but also seems a bit more simple. I'll try it next time--thanks.