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Dennis Park
(dpark) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
ground cloth on 04/11/2010 21:04:51 MDT Print View

Anybody know if 0.7mm painter's plastic has a chance to serve as a ground cloth?

todd harper
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: Sunshine State
Re: ground cloth on 04/11/2010 21:11:55 MDT Print View

Dennis,

I use even thinner stuff for 1-2 night trips. Wouldn't want to rely on it for much longer than that, though. Punctures come easy. Yours' will fare a little better.

Advantages are the lightest weight, and cheap.

Disadvantage is it just won't last.

Todd

Dennis Park
(dpark) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
ground cloth on 04/11/2010 21:17:56 MDT Print View

How about cutting open a Hefty compactor trash bag?

George Geist
(geist) - M

Locale: Smoky Mountains
Re: ground cloth on 04/11/2010 21:19:30 MDT Print View

> Anybody know if 0.7mm painter's plastic has a chance to serve as a ground cloth?

I use 0.7mm paint drop cloth as a ground sheet.
It lasts about 5-7 nights. Longer if you want to patch it
with tape, but since it only costs a dollar, I just replace
it with a clean, fresh drop cloth.

Al