Here’s how to use a single tarp for pitching in the rain: Bring tent items underneath the tarp. Pitch your tent underneath the tarp but don’t stake it down. If your tent has a groundsheet, quickly put it where you want the tent. Carefully carry the tent to the site and stake it down.
Does the color of a tarp mean anything?
There’s no uniform industry standard for tarp colors. There aren’t any industry group rules or government regulations dictating what different tarp colors need to represent. But as a general rule, different tarp colors tend to signify the same broad standards for most companies.
Does water seep through tarp?
On the other hand, water-resistant tarps will only keep water out for a certain amount of time. The type of material will get saturated if exposed to heavy rain or if it’s submerged in water. You can expect that this material will eventually get wet and moisture will seep through the tarp.