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DryBag

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Re: Cheap tarp
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2009 »

just another option I spotted
http://www.tarpaflex.co.uk/acatalog/army-camouflage-tarpaulins.html

don't see weights though.
« Last Edit: June 18, 2009 by John »
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Re: Cheap tarp
« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2009 »

Maybe you could buy a large tarp and cut it in two. Just fold and glue the cut side ,with suitable reinforcement material glued where you intend to put the eyelets
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Re: Cheap tarp
« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2009 »

I tried to order a tarp from the tarps togo people and it seems that the delivery to Northern Ireland is £15. I emailed them to check and they didn't reply.

Does anyone know anywhere local that I'd get the same sort of tarp in a 3.5m x 5.4m (ish) size - maybe an army surplus store or suchlike.
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Re: Cheap tarp
« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2009 »

In that size, try Lidl or a builders merchant.
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Re: Cheap tarp
« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2009 »

In that size, try Lidl or a builders merchant.

I thought the builders merchants only did the thick plastic polythene type tarps rather than the lighter fabric ones (as you may guess I don't know a while lot about what they make tarps from :D)
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Re: Cheap tarp
« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2009 »

I finally sorted a tarp. Had to order from ebay from http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/surplussupplier/.
This is the one I ordered : http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=380069432468

They did charge £5.80 for postage on the first item so the total cost for a 12x18 tarp delivered was £16.70. Considering the other online tarp shops were going to charge £15 for the priviledge of posting stuff to me it seemed like a bargain. They only charge £2.50 for postage on subsequent items so I ordered a set of Billys at the same time for £14.95 delivered.

The billys are here already (20 hours later or so) but not the tarp. I'll post a review when it arrives but to date they seem like a good seller.
« Last Edit: July 31, 2009 by jonno »
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Re: Cheap tarp
« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2010 »

Redleader
Any sign of your tarp from Ebay?
I'm on the look out and wanted to know how you had got on after reading this old post.
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Re: Cheap tarp
« Reply #22 on: October 19, 2010 »

and excuse my ignorance but what are billys  ???
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Re: Cheap tarp
« Reply #23 on: October 19, 2010 »

Billy cans..cooking pot type things..

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Re: Cheap tarp
« Reply #24 on: October 19, 2010 »

aha, now if mods could delete above 2 posts so i don't look silly  ;D
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Re: Cheap tarp
« Reply #25 on: October 21, 2010 »

Any sign of your tarp arriving yet Red?

That link Drybag posted (http://www.tarpaflex.co.uk/acatalog/army-camouflage-tarpaulins.html) looks pretty good. Anyone had any business with them before? I may send them an email to see what sort of weight their tarps come in at just out of interest.

We'll all be taking a leaf out of Dowser's book soon with the camouflage.
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Re: Cheap tarp
« Reply #26 on: October 22, 2010 »

All I'd say is I would defo stay away from the plastic / polythene tarps. They're noisy and don't hold together well. Is totally worth the few quid extra for a decent fabric one. (Although if you want a tarp as a ground sheet then the poly ones are fine)
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Re: Cheap tarp
« Reply #27 on: January 20, 2011 »

i'm in the market now for a cheapo tarp to go with my cheapo bivvy bag, although i might just make something from an old 2 man tent i have (only cost £4) but the bivvy package is starting to get near the weight of a tent  :o  i hope its as good an experience as you all say  ;D
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Re: Cheap tarp
« Reply #28 on: January 20, 2011 »

i'm in the market now for a cheapo tarp to go with my cheapo bivvy bag, although i might just make something from an old 2 man tent i have (only cost £4) but the bivvy package is starting to get near the weight of a tent  :o  i hope its as good an experience as you all say  ;D

Have you thought about military stuff?
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Re: Cheap tarp
« Reply #29 on: January 21, 2011 »

....i have a DD XL Tarp up for graps, missing the 4 guides and 4 pegs......brand new never been used....make me an offer
 
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