@muddydogs and @LK2HNT, any links for these tarps?I alway have a tarp in my pack. I bought the SJK Tarp. It was $99 and is waterproof, hs guy lines and can be configured in a bunch of different ways. Ive slept under it in lieu of a tent and it worked great. I use it for sitting and glassing in rain OR if the sun is out cooking me. Its pretty light and compresses nicely into a small pouch so its cheap insurance and a cheap luxury. Basically I always have an emergency shelter or if I get stuck 5 miles from camp and its getting pitch black I can always just pitch it and sleep till morning.