In fact, experience knows that tarp has extensive use in the outdoors, and it is not heavy, in the backpack does not take up much room.
Build a simple tent: for mild-weather, waterproof cloth used as minimum requirements in the field of tents (shelters). Through the ropes, some distance from the right trees, stones and even your trekking poles simply constructed, an ordinary tarpaulin will turn into an improvised shelter, shelter from the rain, avoid sun exposure for you. And today is still used in this way on the kitchen set up in the wild.
In addition, as we all know, high waterproof tent asking how much to sacrifice its ventilation, many in tents in hot weather can give the feeling of sleeping in a steamer. But this simple shelter of tarps pitched good ventilation, but also effectively blocked the fog, so you have a cool and comfortable night's sleep.