Making a Footprint

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Making a Footprint

Post by dlovett » Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:29 pm

I want to make a basic lightweight foot print to replace my inner tent. It is made from 75D polyester Taffeta 185T, 6.000 mm, 100% polyester.

I will just want to make a basic rectangle 90cmx200cm to put my mat on and want it lightweight but waterproof.

Any suggestions for what fabric I need to get?

Ta.

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Re: Making a Footprint

Post by TheBrownDog » Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:41 pm

Permavent or Tyvek ... Stu sells them both.
I'm just stepping outside ...

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Re: Making a Footprint

Post by ScotRoutes » Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:43 pm

Permavent?

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Re: Making a Footprint

Post by TheBrownDog » Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:05 pm

Crikey ... there's an echo in here.
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Re: Making a Footprint

Post by Shewie » Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:08 pm

Polycryo aka secondary glazing film, I use a wide piece folded in half to prevent tearing and snagging on wet boots.

Tyvek is okay but it doesn’t stay waterproof for long, if that’s a concern

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Re: Making a Footprint

Post by slarge » Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:31 pm

Polycro is great, very light, very waterproof and very cheap. Just crinkles a bit and can be slippery but when a box of double glazing film gives you enough for about 7 years of bivvying it’s a no brainer

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Re: Making a Footprint

Post by In Reverse » Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:15 pm

Are you pegging it down Steve?

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Re: Making a Footprint

Post by slarge » Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:53 pm

No mate, just lie it on the floor and use shoes and bags to hold it down. If it's windy just fold it so the bivvy bag doesn't leave much to flap. I only use it to stop my bag getting wet and dirty, but it would work under a tent no problem.

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Re: Making a Footprint

Post by dlovett » Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:57 pm

Cheers all will msg Stu.

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