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Old 01-10-2013, 11:57 PM
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Groundsheet Size

For those who cut their own groundsheets from lightweight material, what size do you make them?

For use under a solo tent, I cut them about 22-24" wide and about 78-84" long. For use under a tarp, depending on the type of trip, I may cut and bring a double-wide (44-48") groundsheet at the aforementioned length.

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Old 01-13-2013, 02:33 AM
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I usually make my own groundsheets. I match the shape of the groundsheet to the shape of the shelte NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:13 AM
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Gervin has the right idea. If the sheet extends out beyond the side of your tent, it will collect w NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:42 AM
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I'll add that in a real dowpour, even with the 2" short groundcloth, it may be necessary to dig NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here

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Old 01-14-2013, 02:08 AM
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I've witnessed far too many groundsheets that have extended beyond the canopy/fly. This, of course, NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:31 AM
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I never considered a groundsheet under a tent that covered only the sleeping area, not the whole ten NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:56 PM
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I use 2' x 7' groundsheets directly under the sleep area. NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:10 PM
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Like many (and you, GGervin, I'm sure), I preen my shelter site prior to placing my groundsheet and NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 08-14-2014, 05:42 PM
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I've made ground sheets for tents that have floors, with the idea that they would protect the floor NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Even if I use a smaller section of a groundsheet material for my gear, I still want a groundsheet fo NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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