Oilskin Canvas Nessmuk Tarp
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This Canvas Shelter/Nessmuk Tarp is handmade in Spain using natural ingredients and materials. Every part of the Tarp is tough, durable and completely biodegradable, even the tag which is made of Leather.
The colours are derived from natural materials, with a Linseed Oil & Wax mixture applied to the Cotton Canvas to increase its durability and make it water proof (water proof for heavy rain, although water would still penetrate the Canvas if submerged).
Very little energy and other resources are required during the manufacturing process of this Canvas Shelter.
Although fertilisers and other chemicals are known to be used when farming and producing Cotton (Canvas), it has a much smaller Carbon Footprint than comparable materials used for tarps, such as genuine Leather (the farming process is much harsher) and of course, synthetic materials such as Polyethylene which typical/common tarps are usually made from.
Waxed Canvas is already an extremely durable material (relative to use), the Linseed Oil formula further enhances this.
Bush Craft Spain have produced this Nessmuk Tarp with longevity in mind with the hopes that it’ll be maintained and used for a lifetime of shelter when heading out bush, then passed down to future generations for even more exploration.
At the end of its life, whether it’s sent to landfill or buried in the backyard, Cotton Canvas will completely biodegrade and return to nature.