Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 32

Thread: Ground Sheet For Tarp Shelter

  1. #11
    Guide Taliesin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    East Tennessee
    Posts
    3,456
    Thanks
    808
    Thanked 521 Times in 315 Posts

    Default

    If you can scrounge a large piece of Tyvek, that makes an excellent ground cloth.

  2. #12
    Scout Supporter Slickheadhunter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    New Hampshire
    Posts
    401
    Thanks
    20
    Thanked 205 Times in 74 Posts

    Default

    A blue poly tarp on the ground and my pad and blanket slip into my sunforger canvas bed roll.

  3. #13
    Scout
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    SW Ohio
    Posts
    927
    Thanks
    525
    Thanked 545 Times in 191 Posts

    Default

    I have always used a el cheapo poly tarp for a ground tarp and a cheap mylar blanket on top of that, pulled up as a backstop too. Keep one warm and toasty with a good mat and bag. (if i had my choice of absolute comfort, I'd hang a hammock under there and sleep till noon!
    Last edited by DeriusT; 04-22-2012 at 07:56 AM.

  4. #14
    Guide Supporter
    Bush Class Basic Certified
    Woods Walker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Konnecticut
    Posts
    4,140
    Thanks
    8,845
    Thanked 12,025 Times in 2,623 Posts

    Default

    Tyvek.

    Last edited by Woods Walker; 04-05-2012 at 10:17 PM.
    Bushclass USA Intermediate:

    "Do not mess with the forces of Nature, for thou art small and biodegradable!"

  5. #15
    Guide Supporter ohski's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    St Charles, MO
    Posts
    2,505
    Thanks
    2,777
    Thanked 824 Times in 318 Posts

    Default

    90% of the time I use a casualty blanket (actually a Grabber brand, OD on one side, silver on the other). The other 10% I don't use anything... This is the same if I'm hanging in my hammock or sleeping on the ground.

    Ski

  6. #16
    Scout darodalaf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Middle Rio Grande Valley, NM / Lower Hudson Valley, NY
    Posts
    964
    Thanks
    793
    Thanked 926 Times in 476 Posts

    Default

    I use a heavy-duty plastic drop-cloth. Find it in the paint section of any hardware store. A nice sized piece can double as a makeshift tarp.

  7. #17
    Guide Supporter bushwolf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Central Maine
    Posts
    2,357
    Thanks
    861
    Thanked 1,867 Times in 776 Posts

    Default

    Thanks for the ideas everyone, I appreaciate your input.

  8. #18
    Bushwhacker Supporter
    Bush Class Basic Certified
    mainewoods's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    12,997
    Thanks
    6,114
    Thanked 7,442 Times in 2,148 Posts

    Default

    Casulty blanket That's what I use!

  9. #19
    Tracker
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Monmouth County, NJ
    Posts
    154
    Thanks
    93
    Thanked 59 Times in 43 Posts

    Default tyvek

    Tyvek. Its light, waterproof, cheap, and packs up very small. If you get it new it will be very loud (crinkly, like a sheet of cellophane) you can break it in by throwing it in the dryer on a cool cycle with a couple of shoes for an hour or two. After that you'll be ready to go.

  10. #20
    Scout
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    N.E. Okla.
    Posts
    785
    Thanks
    43
    Thanked 157 Times in 81 Posts

    Default

    Never underestimate the value of a $3:00 shower curtain liner from wallyworld. It's potential is huge. Everyone should have one in their ruck.

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to rimfire63 For This Useful Post:


Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •