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    MAD777's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeRozea View Post
    maybe I am missing something, what is the point of carrying a groundsheet?
    I usually lay my pack on the ground beneath my hammock. (Some hang their pack). It keeps the pack clean & dry.
    Also, I take a sponge bath each evening at dusk. Using a dropper bottle of no-rinse camp soap and a quart size ziplock half filled with water, I strip down and wipe myself with a microfiber towel soaked in that water. The Tyvek is what I stand on while doing this, next to a convenient bush that serves as a clothes rack.
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    CCF kneeling pad/sit pad/foot insulation. Heavy duty trash bag. Depends on the situation. I like to bag my pack with a trash bag in case of rain/heavy dew.
    YMMV

    HYOH

    Free advice worth what you paid for it. ;-)

  3. #13
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    If car or kayak camping, I use a cheap Wal-Mart tarp (<$10):



    If backpacking, I use Tyvek sheet. IMO, it helps having some ground cover underneath the hammock to keep dirt/mud at bay from both my gear and the inside of the hammock.

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    I Learn So Others Can Too FireInMyBones's Avatar
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    I've never used a ground mat for under the hammock. What makes you want one?
    -Jeremy "Brother Bones" Owner of Bonefire™ Gear

    "If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen." 1 Peter 4:11

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    Quote Originally Posted by samsara View Post
    I got something in the mail that was in one of those Postal Service tyvek mailers so I cut it open and it's almost exactly the size of a welcome mat (and was free!)

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    I use a couple of them taped together.

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    Senior Member Two Tents's Avatar
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    An empty 50 lb bag that dogfood comes in. It is like tyvek on steroids. I trimmed it up to a rectangle shape
    I like refried beans. That's why I wanna try fried beans, because maybe they're just as good and we're just wasting time. You don't have to fry them again after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goowa View Post
    Wally World has a 5x7 ground tarp in the camping section that fold really tiny in a stuff sack. Works for me.


    That's what I use as well.
    Time is but the stream I go afishing in. Henry David Thoreau

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeRozea View Post
    maybe I am missing something, I just sit up, hang feet over the side and slip my shoe, boot, or general footwear on my feet. what is the point of carrying a groundsheet? getting changed I just do that in the hammock or stand on my shoes instead of in them.
    This is exactly what I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireInMyBones View Post
    I've never used a ground mat for under the hammock. What makes you want one?
    I don't use one either. I have a few sit pads like Dutch sells but I plan on spraying some neverwet on one and see if it will work to step on when getting out of the hammock before putting my shoes on.
    "If you do not expect the unexpected you will not find it, for it is not to be reached by search or trail." - Heraclitus

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    I got some tyvek from zpacks (I think). Cut that down to like 3 by 2. I sit that under the tarp and usually put my pack on it. Or, hang the pack and have some of the stuff sacks laying on the tyvek. It came in REAL handy when a T-storm hit and my tarp had 20 holes in it. I grabbed the tyvek and placed over the hammock ridge line. At least it kept my head and torso dry.
    Last edited by rhjanes; 04-09-2014 at 11:31.
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