Mosquito net ground cloth?
Chris Haggerty, Sierra Vista, Arizona (CHAGGERTY@ARIZBPA.BITNET)
Fri, 29 Sep 1995 17:11:00 MST
Hey, I know we are beating this one to death, but I have not seen this one
on the list yet and I think it might really open up some food for thought.
this is from Ronald Starkey in Green Bay Wisconsin and was printed in the
Tips from the Field in the October 1995 Canoe & Kayak Magazine:
"I have found that the perfect tent ground cloth is mosquito netting.
Mosquito netting is available in widths of up to 72 inches. Production is
easy; just cut a piece of medium mesh netting, or sew together sections of
netting for larger tents. Make the ground cloth a few inches larger than
the tent floor on the sides and a few feet longer on the end with the door.
Since the netting allows water to pass through there is no need to have it
completely under the tent. The netting extending beyond the edges of the
tent floor serves to cut down on splashing of mud during a rain, and makes
a reasonable "door mat" outside the tent door to reduce the tracking-in of
So, what do you tent campers think? Is this the answer to protecting the
floor of the tent and keeping the water from getting trapped between the
ground cloth and the tent floor?
Chris Haggerty, District Advancement Chairman,
Cochise District, Catalina Council, Sierra Vista, Arizona
Instructor Trainer for Water Safety, American Red Cross, Ft Huachuca Station
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