Pool Floaties have come a long way in the past few years. These latest pool and beach toys got their humble beginning from people using inner-tubes from car and truck tires to relax in the water. Recently, some very clever people have taken the time to design and produce a wide array of uniquely shaped floats.
In today’s age of Smartphone cameras in every pocket, you have to ask yourself how many phones have been damaged by water while the owner attempts to take a picture. I have seen it many times, $600+ smart phones being used to take selfies in some potentially damaging environments. Many people forget how delicate a Smartphone really is – most manufacturers strongly recommend not even exposing their phones to moisture let alone even a small amount of water.
The Kelty Noah’s Tarp is well known by campers as a light weight and versatile alternative to a tent. It is especially well received by hammock campers. I re-purposed a 9 foot Kelty Noah’s tarp as a beach shelter/sun shade with one small modification. It worked great when paired with MSR tarp poles and 10 litre stuff sack sand bags.