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    tub for your tarp?

    Has any one made a tub to make a floor and short walls to complete a
    Tarp? The footprint of your tarp with 16" walls. Secure to tarp corners. Would cuben be to delicate for this?

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    Basically a t**t you can hang your hammock in? Interesting. Haven't heard of that but you could really just get a wide tarp that goes to the ground and lay a groundsheet under it.

    Cuben is being used for groundsheets so it will work. I think Zpacks makes em, you can check his site to see what weight he uses. Is there a particular reason/benefit to doing what you're talking about over what I mentioned?
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    That sound cool!
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    I'm curious - what are you trying to end up with?

    I think you would have a problem making it waterproof after much use. That leaves me thinking one could do a dry spot like big enough for gear and a place to sit/stand but the whole thing would be tough. longer side walls to keep out the wind is another story.
    YMMV

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    Haven't done it myself. On another site, there was a discussion of something similar (groundcloth with sides) to use with a poncho as a bivy. The discussion also turned to using cuben fiber on the ground. Click HERE

    You could make yourself a groundcloth 32 inches bigger in each direction than the footprint you want. Then add grommets or grommet tabs 16 inches from each corner. You could use the groundcloth flat (or folded in half) or you could gather two adjacent grommets into one line, folding each corner into a triangular dart. Attach each line to the corresponding corner of your tarp forming a tub with 16 inch sides. I wonder, though, if the sides would sag between the corners, especially on the long sides.

    Neat idea. Let us know if you ever do it. Good luck!
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    That's getting a little too close to a tent for my comfort. Aside from getting off the ground and the comfort that comes with it, my main reason for hammocking is that I can sleep right out in nature without any fear of a creepy-crawly sharing a bed with me.

    I used the 'fast-pitch' mode of my tent (just ground cloth and fly) a few times before hammocking and found that the peace of mind of a bathtab floor is worth the weight in a tent... But in a hammock, particularly with a bugnet, there is just no reason to need it. If your hammock is dry, you are protected from bugs and snakes, and there is a dry place to put your gear (mine is on a tarp, with the tarp folded over it) then what else do you need?

    (Not saying it's a bad idea, just saying I'd be interested to hear what makes you feel you need it.)
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    Lost Biker started a thread a couple of months ago about his hammock sock with a waterproof floor in it.

    Also, WV has been using one of these, at least since last winter. I think LD Cakes made a video of it.
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    If I could get an A frame tent to work with my hammock that is what I would do. Safe, dry, insect free gear storage and no worries about rain blowing in. Gram weenies need not apply.
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    I'm doing Philmont next year with my son. They say you must sleep in a tent with a floor. It would also be great to be able to stand under my tarp, and still keep the wind at bay. A dry place to keep my gear.

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    Why are you required to have a floor at Philmont?

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