A friend brought to my attention a little thing that could make a big difference for your survival, and that’s not sales hype.
Grip Clips are incredibly versatile, and I want to let you know where you can get them, even though I’m not affiliated with the company in any way. This is one of those amazingly practical items you’ll wish you had known about a long time ago.
The downside of using tarps for shelter and reinforcing tents is that you have to sew on a bunch of ties, since eyelets always tear out. Grip Clips make it possible to join tarps or other fabrics without sewing or puncturing. Grip Clips don’t penetrate the fabric, so there will be no ripped out grommets or puncture holes that could leak when it rains.
You don’t need tools to join tarps or form them into the shape you want for a covering, since you gather up folds. Grip Clips also provide a secure anchor for staking or attaching poles or guy lines.
Only your imagination sets the limits of what you can do. For example, you can use Grip Clips at home, in the garden, at construction sites, and while you’re camping, boating, snowmobiling, hunting, fishing, and more.
At home you can use Grip Clips to hang shower curtains and living room curtains, to secure a bed sheet on a mattress, or to hang mosquito netting over your bed. Out in your yard, you can create a simple lightweight storage shed, a leaf bag or put clear or translucent plastic over a greenhouse frame. Use them in construction of a dome for plants or for a survival shelter. Shape tarps to cover your car, boat, or motorcycle to protect them from the elements.
When hunting or camping, make or modify tents, make a hammock, put up bed netting, or attach items to clothing or packs, such as keys or whistles. You can even use tarps to make a kayak.
Grip Clips offer easy assembly and won’t puncture tarps or pop off. You can repair torn tarps without messy tape.
Weight bearing strength is amazing. You can pull them from any direction and exert up to 150 lbs. side pull. They’ve withstood a 200 lb. 2-tarp hang test. Their site mentions a feature that makes them great for joining or shaping tarps. “The two pieces of the Grip Clip tarp fastener lock together (somewhat like a button in a button hole), engaging the tarp between them, so that the two pieces cannot come apart accidentally.”
Grip Clips are made of a UV-stabilized, and the trademark color is white for longer sun resistance. They’re made of extremely tough and durable co-polymer. The cord provided with each Grip Clip is a super nylon with high weight-bearing strength.