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Snakes, groundsheets and Tyvek
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Mike Oxford
(moxford) - MLife

Locale: Silicon Valley, CA
Snakes, groundsheets and Tyvek on 06/27/2012 14:55:06 MDT Print View

Random funny thought while reading a thread about no-shelter camping in the desert...

Tyvek Homewrap is pretty darn slick. Can snakes traverse a Tyvek groundsheet?
Anyone have a pet snake to test against?



Andrew Zajac

Locale: South West
I can find out in a few! on 06/27/2012 19:38:01 MDT Print View

I have a milk snake and a corn snake and a tyvek ground sheet! I will do some testing when I can get my hands on it again. It will probably be mid-July before I can get to it though.

Randy Nelson
(rlnunix) - F - M

Locale: Rockies
Snakes and tyvek on 06/28/2012 13:04:21 MDT Print View

Tyvek isn't as smooth once you use it a bit. I'm sure snakes would have no problem moving across it. I'll try catching one to test it. Also, my tyvek groundsheet is only 30" wide. Not as long as a rattler.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Snakes, groundsheets and Tyvek on 06/28/2012 13:35:51 MDT Print View

"Can snakes traverse a Tyvek groundsheet?"

I live near DC, so there's plenty of snakes on Capitol Hill for testing purposes.....

Mike Oxford
(moxford) - MLife

Locale: Silicon Valley, CA
*smirk* on 06/28/2012 14:09:44 MDT Print View

The thought of a suit-clad politician wriggling around on a sheet of Tyvek for our own testing/amusment purposes makes me smile.

Just sayin'.


Paul McLaughlin
(paul) - MLife
Re: *smirk* on 06/30/2012 21:26:47 MDT Print View

I think these comments about politicians and snakes are really insulting.

To the snakes.

Terry G
(delvxe) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
don't underestimate snakes. on 06/30/2012 23:26:51 MDT Print View

If they can get on a plane, Tyvek should be no problem.

Randy Nelson
(rlnunix) - F - M

Locale: Rockies
Snakes and tyvek on 09/01/2012 17:59:44 MDT Print View

I forgot all about this until my daughter was carrying around a snake today. I grabbed some tyvek and the snake moved across it with no problem at all. So there's the answer.

Jeffs Eleven
(WoodenWizard) - F

Locale: Greater Mt Tabor
Re: don't underestimate snakes. on 09/01/2012 21:18:16 MDT Print View

"If they can get on a plane, Tyvek should be no problem."

OMG thats funny. Snakes on a plane... LOL
Samuel L. Jackson: "What we got here is a bunch mofo snakes on the mofo plane"

All other movie quotes hide in that quote's shadow.

Well.. there IS Sam L. from Pulp Fiction: "I'm the foot (effin) masta'!"
Yeah Pulp Fiction is a monster of a movie for one-liners