If a disaster strike and you need to flee, what would you take with you? There is a lot of debate about what to pack in your survival bag, but there is one item you shouldn’t omit: a plastic tarp. Though light and compact, a plastic tarp can perform a multitude of tasks and very well may save your life in survival situations.
1. Emergency Shelter.
With just a plastic tarp and a bit of para-cord, you can make a great survival shelter to protect you against the elements. One of the easiest emergency shelter to make is the Tarp Tent. You just tie the para-cord between two trees and drape the tarp over it and secure the ends to create a tent.