Tents & Tarpaulins
A tarpaulin is a large sheet of strong, flexible, waterproof cloth such as canvas or made of plastics. In military slang, a tarp is known as a hooch. Tarpaulins can be tied down or suspended. Tarpaulins provide shelter from wind, rain and sunlight. Tarpaulins also act as ground sheet, a drop sheet for painting, for protecting the infield of a baseball field and for protecting objects, such as wood piles. Tarpaulins are also used on outdoor market stalls to provide protection from the elements of nature. Tarpaulins are also used for advertisement printing, most especially for billboards. Tarpaulin has always been used to cover seats in a stadium.