Re: Ground Cloths
Rex Goode (rexg@TELEPORT.COM)
Thu, 28 Sep 1995 13:18:25 -0700
At 10:42 AM 9/28/95 -0400, Stephen Hoar wrote:
>I know the Scout handbook calls for it under the tent. Are there any
>'inside the tent' folks out there and if so, what are the reason(s)?
I'm an inside-the-tent person. Living in Oregon, chances are good you'll
get rained on. Outside-the-tent ground cloths, if not used carefully,
collect water rather than repelling it from underneath. I've seen many
boys put out a ground cloth under their tent only to awaken in a puddle.
This is especially true if the ground cloth extends beyond the base of
the tent. The worst scenario I've seen is a ground cloth that sticks out
and a rain fly or tarp that directs water right onto the ground cloth.
I used to be a buffalo...
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City