Below is some educational information about backpacking tarps:
Choosing backpacking tarps as appose to a tent has many advantages. Backpacking tarps are strong and light. these can be folded up much more easily and set them up in no time. Each backpacking bivy tarp pack comes with four bungee cords with hook ends and two 3' tarps tent stakes. These lightweight tarps make sure that you carry only light weight loads on those long hikes. The ultralight backpacking tarps and camp tarps, also known as a kelty noah's tarp will fit in most backpacks and be much lighter that the average camping tent. The poles can be set up to make a pyramid tarp too!. These tarps are exactly what you will need when camping outdoors or while you are on the move.