Re: Re: TYVEK
glen chappell <glen@...
2008-09-02 00:07:05 GMT
I use Tyvek most often for my groundcloth in a Tarptent, and on bare
I did wash it to soften it up, which worked fine.
I also tried some kite Tyvek because it is lighter. I wonder though
if it lets some ground moisture through, judging by the condensation
on the tarp fabric.
Cut a small piece for a vestibule too, it's nice to have a little
dry, clean spot when you need it.
On Sep 1, 2008, at 4:00 PM, Mark Liechty wrote:
> mitchellarossman wrote:
> > Would TYVEK be suitable for a very lightweight ground cloth for a
> fastpack set up? I am trying to shave a few ounces off of the typical
> ground cloth
> I started using Tyvek about a year ago a tip either posted here or
> somewhere else on the web (don't remember). My groundsheet has now
> been out for at least 20 nights and is doing fine. It is still a bit
> crunchy (noise) and I am told I can fix by putting it in the wash a
> times but that is not something I have tested.
> About 1/2 my camping is in a tent so I don't always use it but it has
> been great when throwing my thermarest on it. Only possible challenge
> is that when it gets windy the thing need my pack or a rock or
> three to
> hold it down. I have not put groments in to stake it down and will
> probably be considering this when I have nothing better to do.
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glen chappell ARCHITECT
3315 Westhill Austin TX 78704
512 . 444 . 0222
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