I've listed 25 different tarp shelter designs to help you get started. Each configuration has its pros and cons and there isn't really a perfect design for all occasions. You'll have to chose the right one depending on your situation.
fatchance: “ We are expecting a weak nor’easter to blow in tomorrow, possibly bringing us our third snowfall of the season. And snow means animal tracks. I made this pocket guide* today as a Christmas gift for my grandnephew. I’ll print it on heavy.