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Old 06-10-2014, 11:56 AM
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What to use for rugged tent floor?

I found a DIY tent plan that I want to make. It's basically just a silnylon tarp pitched over you with mesh walls hanging down underneath and a silnylon floor. I'd like something a little more rugged for the floor. I'm willing to carry the weight. I also figure if I use something rugged and waterproof, it eliminates carrying a ground cloth, negating some of the weight increase. I used to have a tent long ago that had what was basically a very thin tarp(like the crunchy blue kind that people cove NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 06-14-2014, 05:01 AM
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I went online to a well known camping supplies retailer to check out specs on tarps.
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Old 06-14-2014, 05:20 AM
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The best economical and durable option would be polyurethane coated nylon.

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Old 07-16-2014, 06:05 PM
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Material are a lot less expensive when bought by the yard. I like sil-nylon for some things but it i NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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