When camping you may want to use a tent vs a tarp, but you may want to also bring a tarp for several reasons including staying dry during heavy rains, as a back up during emergency shelter set up, if you’re separated from your pack and many other reasons. Many experienced campers find a more free feeling from using a tarp vs a tent, plus there is a vast number of varieties you can implement with tarps that you can’t touch with a tent.

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