Thanks, Rat! I will save this post. How would you tie out a space
blanket (and yes, I do already carry one in my emergency kit...
although there would go the compactness for sure! *lol*)? Small
pebbles in the corner? Or would the mylar tear too easily?
Please do let me know how it works out! And thank you both - I
wouldn't have thought of a double tarp (well, maybe in a few dozen
> T-Back's solution works very well, two tarps one above the other.
> This is how the Darnell Tents we used in Iraq are constructed and it
> makes a big difference in the heat load. Using a mylar blanket as
> the top tarp would be even more effective as well. And it would add
> little if no (if you already carry one) weight at all. I am going to
> try this out this weekend.