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    Quote Originally Posted by Drakken View Post
    I just weighed my groundcloth on my digital kitchen scale. It's 9.5oz (269g); I don't know if thats good or not. I guess a ultra-lighter could tell me. It's dimensions are 4'x7'. I think that's pretty good for it's size and cost.
    Has anyone tried sewing Tyvek? I was thinking of like an outer bag for nasty Wx for fast packing.
    Yup. Love it. I like to sew stuff bags out of it for our quilts and other sundries. Works awesome! It's also my groundcloth. Our footprint is 10x8 so we need a big one. A little contact cement and she seals right up.
    2,000 miler. Still keepin' on keepin' on.

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    great info!

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    Another frequent question..so here's another link article:
    http://www.pmags.com/ground-cloths-a-quick-overview

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    Default plastic

    1 ml plastic painters drop cloth


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    A piece of Tyvek is pretty handy. I don't use it for a groundcloth but it's great to spread out on the ground for lunch or taking a break - especially if its been raining and the ground is wet.

    Lots of other uses for it besides that too - it comes in handy for something all the time.

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    I like the polycro for a ground cloth. It is very strong for the weight. I find the Tyvek is bulkier and heavier, and can be noisy.

    I buy this from Amazon and cut to size:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000NHY1P0/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00

    The one thing to watch out for is you dont want to leave it out in the sun because it will shrink in direct sunlight.

    Gossamer Gear also sells it:

    http://gossamergear.com/shelters/pol...th-medium.html

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    Construction blah garbage bags are great and multi purpose

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    Tyzeck is great stuff

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