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    ground sheet

    What material would i want to use for a decently strong but light weight ground sheet. I was at a beach the other day and started scoping out hang spots just for fun, and there really was not any viable options without hacking away with a machete.
    It occured to me that possibly it might be a good idea to have one along for coastal hiking but all the ones I've found are way too heavy.
    as a foot note, a beach or two over I found a good spot.
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    a poncho, maybe? would have to risk puncture to your poncho though...
    my hammock gear weights total: 2430g (~86oz)
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    A couple of years ago I got a spinnaker ground sheet from gossamergear .
    At the time they sold both "doubles" (as they still do) and a single. I use the single under the hammock as a place to step on when transiting the hammock. My pack often goes on it also. Sturdy lightweight stuff.

    A bit of Tyvek sheet also works well. Your cheapest bet is at a building site where you might score a scrap for the asking. A bunch of lightweight gear places sell it also.

    Grizz

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    Are you a pad user or carry a pad for the dreaded going to ground event?
    Back in the ground dwelling kayak era use to use a ccf pad to protect the bag or bivy sack from the sand plus add a bit of insulation. No real need for ground cloth. No pad, or undercover the Tyvek as suggested by Grizz would be my choice. Maybe a DIY Tyvek undercover, poncho, grounding sheet?
    Noel V.

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    Oh man, I shoulda thought about the tyvek. No I don't use a pad. thanks all prob solved.
    Embarassing is being the last item in a discount bin.

    No matter where you go, it will never be as cool as it was just before you got there. So thanks for ruining it for everyone.

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