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    Quote Originally Posted by Convert2010 View Post
    Show me your ground cloth
    Do I get a beaded necklace if I do? Sorry it's been a tuff week, it's the best I could come up with. Anyone who's been to the Big Easy will understand.

    I use a cheap and way big 4x9 tarp from Harbour Freight.
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    I use a 3' x 3' piece of 6ml plastic, until I can get my hands on some Tyvek.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFC Rick View Post
    Do I get a beaded necklace if I do? Sorry it's been a tuff week, it's the best I could come up with. Anyone who's been to the Big Easy will understand.

    I use a cheap and way big 4x9 tarp from Harbour Freight.
    Here ya go...
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    Wow

    Thanks for the input. I use mine to lay out all my gear once I get to camp so it doesn't get all dirty. It sounds like many sizes are used. Since all I need to do is lay out some gear, and stand bare-footed on, i reckon I can use one about half the size I am using now.

    Thanks again!!
    Beads for everyone!!
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    I use one of those emergency space blankets. The tough ones not the thin ones. It has grommet on the corners, can be staked out so it doesn't blow away. I also like to empty my pack once my tarp and hammock are up to kind reorganize things.

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    I've been using a footprint that I made out of silver/blue tarp for my Alps Engineering Extreme 3 tent (and never actually used due to my conversion to hammocking).

    I've been thinking about trying out the tyvek option, but I'm not sure I get the point other than the tear resistence. I mean, it seems a shame to waste a waterproof/breatheable membrane on the ground where all I care about is waterproofness. Maybe if it were also an emergency bivy sack...

    Anyway, it's pretty large, but I need a ground cloth big enough for the GF's and my gear plus a little room to stand plus a spot for the dog.

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    6 x 4 hunk of old tent floor.
    Ambulo tua ambulo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Convert2010 View Post
    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
    if you made your groundcloth out of something else; (esp. something that might have been thrown away)
    I vote that it still counts.
    did you add any hems or grommets or tiedown loops?
    KM(who is fond of "first re-use, or re-purpose, only then re-cycle")

    ps, sorry for coming in so late..been sick. (did you know Irish Mist will open a clogged nose? I didn't- until today!
    only briefly, though- must go re-apply..))

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    I carry a builders rubble sack which is only just big enough to stand on really

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