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

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

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    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!
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    Tyvek.

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    Thanks for the ideas everyone, I appreaciate your input.

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    Casulty blanket That's what I use!

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    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.

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    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.

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