Tag Archives: Tarpaulin

Tarp set ups — photos of great camp sites

20' x 24' tarp with ridge pole over Jackaroo dome tent

Tarps provide great weather protection while camping, whether from the rain or sun. Following are some  tarpaulin set ups ranging from small and simple, to massive! Looking at other people’s camping set up always inspires me to make my own set up better. I have ordered the photos in terms of size and complexity. The larger set ups on this page take some time to erect, so should only be considered if you aremore »

The best way to fold your tarp

Folding a tarpaulin is a simple skill that will help you fold several items in your camping kit down to a small size. This tarp folding technique can be used on all types of tarps including canvas, poly and shade mesh tarps, as well as for folding other camping equipment, such as tents and flys. I have used a small silver poly tarpaulin in the photos below for illustrative purposes. The same technique works formore »

Easy set-up sun and rain awning for your 4WD — gear & photos

A quick-erect sun and rain awning is a very handy addition to any four wheel drive vehicle. Rather than purchasing an of-the-shelf awning, I have developed my own from some surplus gear in my camping kit. There are numerous different awnings available on the market that bolt semi-permanently to roof racks — examples include those available from ARB, TJM, Bushranger, and OZtrail. While I could have easily purchased an off-the-shelf awning, I havemore »