I used my on trial "excursion", meaning I was able to get to solid shelter if things hit the fan. The tarp was excellent. Easy to put up and get where I wanted it to be. I recommend finding some aluminum stakes so you have something to tie your tarp down to. I loved the way you can tighten your drawcords. You definitely want to tie a knot at the topmost end so that your line won't pull through and cause your tarp to fail and flap in windy conditions. I gave it a four star rating because it can be little tricky getting the tarp back into the bag with all you lines and tarp. Loved it. . . . works well even in windy conditions. Just make sure you have it secured to the trees and stakes.