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Make blankets from wood glue

Tarps and bedrolls the easy way
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One easy way to make tarps and bedrolls for armor stowage is to use semi-dried wood glue.

Grab a piece of plastic wrap and lay it on a flat surface. Pour Elmer’s wood glue over the plastic and spread it out. You have to use wood glue because regular Elmer’s white glue dries too brittle.

Let it dry for a few minutes until the sheet is translucent. If the edges start to dry before the center, gently cover them with a paper towel so they don’t harden.

Once roughly uniform in appearance, gently pull up the glue like a sticker. You’ll have a pliable piece that will remain workable for 10 minutes. You can drape it over ammo boxes and crates, fold it over itself, or roll it up like a blanket.

It is easier to control than tissue paper and white-glue tarps, and it looks to-scale.

Once fully cured, the glue will be rock-hard and can be painted and dry-brushed accordingly.


Tip submitted by:
Gabe Miller
Rogers, Ark.

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