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    Senior Member E.A.Y.'s Avatar
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    I used to try to do that - the groundsheet thing.
    Now I just loosen the laces on my trailrunners and pull the tongue out towards the toe for 'bedroom slippers' and stick my feet in those when I want to get out of the hammock. My pack hangs from my hammock suspension (with dry rain gear in it). Anything else I have is either food/firstaid/stove in the bear can/ursack/food bag or I'm wearing it. If I have wet rain gear it is on the suspension also. In the unlikely event I have spare clothes, they are tossed in the hammock.
    Sometimes, I still bring a scrap of Visqueen plastic just big enough to go under and over my pack, but it is too slippery to try to stand on.
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    I use the little 5x7 walmart tarp also. Light weight compact. Sit my pack shoes and clothes on it under hammock. If it rains i just pull the tarp over everything. Keeps water splatter off everything. Also handy to have for makeshift poncho or heck a small tarp shelter.

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    I use the footprint from a two person Sierra Design t***. The size is about 5X7 and could be used as an emergency tarp.

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    Love is blind. Marriage is an eye opener.

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    3' x 4' Tyvek Stuccowrap. I'm in that business so scrap pieces are readily available...

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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.
    Quote Originally Posted by FireInMyBones View Post
    I've never used a ground mat for under the hammock. What makes you want one?
    Quote Originally Posted by E.A.Y. View Post
    I used to try to do that - the groundsheet thing.
    In my quest to lighten my load, a ground sheet was the first thing to go (after the 1st backpacking trip). Low utility, high bulk. I have a ccf pad I use for support/structure in my GoLite Jam 50L that I could use for such purpose, but a ground mat just doesn't improve my life enough to use it.
    “The way to see by Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.” - Benjamin Franklin

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    Senior Member Rolloff's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    In my quest to lighten my load, a ground sheet was the first thing to go (after the 1st backpacking trip). Low utility, high bulk. I have a ccf pad I use for support/structure in my GoLite Jam 50L that I could use for such purpose, but a ground mat just doesn't improve my life enough to use it.
    Did you switch the stock pad out, or keep the original?

    I've heard the Golite pad can water log.
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    Jerry chair made from waterproof oxford cloth. I'm already carrying it as a chair, but I can't use it as a chair when I'm in the hammock. Pulling double duty with that one.

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    My ground cloth doesn't need anything on which to step.
    Keep movin', keep believing and enjoy the journey!

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    never even thought about carrying anything. i use the bottom of footwear
    It's not procrastinating, its proactively delaying the implementation of the energy-intensive phase of the project until the enthusiasm factor is at its maximum effectiveness.

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