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    Senior Member GaHammockGuy's Avatar
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    Show Me Your Groundcloth

    Or at least tell me the dimensions of the ground cloth.

    The past few trips I have been using the floor of an old tent I have sacrificed for parts... but it is HUGE: 6'x6'

    So I know I don't need that much, so show me yours.

    Oooops
    sorry

    This needs to be in General forum, not the DIY
    Last edited by GaHammockGuy; 01-19-2011 at 08:01. Reason: Wrong Area

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    Senior Member Tendertoe's Avatar
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    Tyvek. 7' x 3' - 4.125 oz

    I feel it should be at least as long as you are tall in the unfortunate case you need to go to ground.

    I am 6'2'' so I just rounded up for the extra piece of mind. I could probably shave off 6 inches.

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    Can't show what I don't have! I use my rain poncho as a multipurpose utility tarp (cover fire wood, wrap my pack, etc.) If that is what you mean by a ground tarp, then I guess I do have one, and it is about 4 x 7.

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    I use a "Just Jeffs" pack cover my wife made me. It does the same as mentioned above covers the pack, firewood, gear hammock, water hauler and ground cloth.


    http://www.jacksrbetter.com/JGHPC.htm


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    don't use one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tendertoe View Post
    Tyvek


    I 2nd the tyvek
    There are times that the only way you can do something is alone that waiting on the convenience of others means that a lot of opportunities will pass you by
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    Who cares about showers, gourmet food, using flush toilets. Just keep on walking and being away from it all.

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    A piece of Tyvek large enough to do double duty as a top cover ain't no bad thing.
    Dave

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    i think it was macentyre ? who said something like: "only the soles of your boots should touch the ground"....
    "Jeff-Becking"

    DOWNTOWN BROWN!!!!

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    I use a very small piece 12" by 12" piece of tyvek or plastic sheet from my tent ground cloth. Just big enough to put my pack down on under my hammock and step out onto when going in and out of the hammock. I will also use it as a backing when leaning up against the trees with my sit pad underneath, keep wood dry at night under my hammock
    Sometimes I like to hike and think, And sometimes I just like to hike.

    Hiking is'ent about waiting for the storm to pass its about learning to hike in the rain.

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    Still using the tyvek envelope that Mac sent my Molly Mac pack in. Removed seams, flatted, free.
    fred

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