Often, it is all too easy to think of natural disasters as being something that happens far from home. However, the Tsunami of late 2004 affected many developed areas as well as under developed ones. No matter where the killer eave struck, it was tarps that gave many thousands refuge from elements.
In 2005 too, in the most developed country of all, America, Hurricane Katrina effectively destroyed much of New Orleans. Again truck tarp came to the rescue to provide shelter and to be used to cover broken panels and windows in peoples' homes.
Today, the materials that go into making tarps are highly advanced; a long way from where they were many years ago. Made from the highest density fibers, they are resilient to water, sun, wind and all that nature can wreak havoc with.
In their most common of use, they are of course used by truckers across the country to protect their loads on the journey interstate. Whilst invaluable to save those stricken by disaster, here too they play an important role.
Across the ages, tarps of all kinds have been playing an integral role in helping humanity survive and continue to live how it wants to. For what is essentially a simple piece of fabric, that isn't that bad a claim to have.
Today, a truck tarp can be used for so much more than covering food items, machinery or sporting equipment. That they continue to develop to serve to be used for a great many things is testament to just what a wonderful invention they were in the first place.