Engineer Improved Tarps Used by Aid Agencies

Aid organizations helping refugees and victims of natural disasters around the world use tarps for shelter. Tarps have evolved over the years from material that used to tear and disintegrate in a matter of months to a more durable material that can last for years. A Danish company called Monarflex held a patent on the […]

Using a Tarp and Other Leaf Removal Strategies

Now that autumn is here, you probably have leaves falling from trees and littering your yard. Raking leaves isn’t much fun, but here are some tips to make it easier. Don’t try to rake an entire season’s worth of leaves in one day. You will get a backache and blisters. Instead, spread the chore out […]

How to Build a Camping Shelter with a Tarp

A camping shelter made with a tarp can be less expensive, lighter, and more flexible than a traditional tent. Here are some instructions on how to make a tarp shelter using only a few other readily available materials to protect you from the elements on your next camping trip. Choose a campsite that is flat […]

Boys Perform Synchronized Swimming Routine with a Tarp at School Talent Show

A group of fifth-grade boys stole the show and have become famous online after performing a skit in which they acted as a group of synchronized swimmers in their elementary school talent show. They “swam” and performed a choreographed routine behind a blue tarp that was set up on a stage at the school. The […]

Philadelphia Eagles Crew Used Tarp to Protect Field from Snow

A winter storm that hit much of the country on Thursday, January 2 dropped almost 10 inches of snow on Philadelphia, home of the Lincoln Financial Field. Groundskeepers at the football stadium had the task of removing an estimated 2 to 3 million pounds of snow from the field, stands, parking lot, plazas, and the […]

Sochi Winter Olympics Organizers Store Snow Under Tarps, Just in Case

Organizers planning for the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Sochi, Russia wanted to make sure they would have enough snow for the skiing competitions, so they decided to save some from last year. They covered several large piles of snow with special insulated tarps to preserve the snow through the spring and summer. […]