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    Ripstop floor/sit pad/door mat

    Wanted a lightweight something-or-other to sit on, stand on, etc. Tyvek would work, but I didn't have any.

    I *did* have some cheap Joann's ripstop on hand, so sewed some hems in a piece about 2 1/2' x 3'.

    Works great. Lightweight, packs down to nothing. Not waterproof I suppose, but underneath my tarp it doesn't really need to be. Could be a bit larger, but it's not bad.

    Once I went to bed I put it alongside my hammock to stand on when I got in/out.

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    I like something under my hammock too. I've been using Tyvek but would like something that doesn't pick up everything like Tyvek does. You've got me thinking...maybe just a piece of DWR from an old tarp and hem it like you have.
    Love many, trust few & always paddle your own canoe. American Proverb

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    Cool! I've been thinking about something like this - kinda a neat freek when I'm outdoors because I'm so allergic to foliage, this keeps everything clean and a safe place to step out and stay clean till you can get your shoes on.
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    I have also been using the tyvek and ran into the same problems as L. D. Cakes. Need to get some of the other projects wrapped up so that I can get on this.
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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    Sometimes, I use a piece of polycryo ( the clear stuff you put on windows and shrink with a blow dryer). Picks up nothing and weighs nothing.

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    Outdoor research 5x7 emergency tarp from walmart for like 6 bucks I think. Works great and comes in a nice little meshy ditty bag I use for shovel and tp
    It's not the boulders that throw us off balance, it's the pebbles beneath our feet

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainhanger View Post
    Outdoor research 5x7 emergency tarp from walmart for like 6 bucks I think. Works great and comes in a nice little meshy ditty bag I use for shovel and tp
    I was thinking of that Outdoor Products Tarp and cutting it in half, then hemming it to make two.
    Love many, trust few & always paddle your own canoe. American Proverb

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    I've been using my poncho for that for about nine months now, on and off for the hangs I go to. Just switched from the GI poncho (which is heavy as sin but bombproof) to a 1.4 sil DIY. We'll see if the sil holds up okay under that abuse...it did last night, but...

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    I haven't been able to get out in the field with this, but I have a piece of plastic 'disposable' table cloth that I also want to be able to use as a weather shield for my under quilt.

    Sorry- no pics as yet. weights potentially in my profile

    (posting in secret- supposed to be writing lesson plans!)

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    (see my profile for detailed weights)

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    For a ground cloth I've often used a simple clear painter's ground cloth. They're about $2 at a hardware store for a 9x12 and I can cut 4 pieces of 9x4 for my tent which will last me at least 4 trips out.

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