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I was looking at cool $70 tarps and thought they seemed expensive. I thought I'd try a footprint as a tarp, it works great. This unit is a good size for ultralight camping and it has a good waterproof side that kept me off the wet ground. There is just the right amount of grommets for all good uses as a tarp and it's wider on one end which worked out great to give me more room to have my gear near me on my tarp. I don't know how it is as a footprint but it's a great tarp.