Ground Sheet Question

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Ground Sheet Question

Postby Gary D » Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:18 pm

Hi Guys,

I am in the middle of setting up a basic set of Camping gear, so that my family (Wife & two kids under 10) can start to enjoy week ends away from the TV/Emails/Phone/Ratrace. What I was wondering is if anyone was able to tell the name/brand of a ground sheet that I saw at a 4 wheel drive expo years ago, Basically it looked like a fabric mesh, but it was a oneway mesh, sand would fall through easily, but wouldn't come back through.

Any help would be appreciated


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Re: Ground Sheet Question

Postby dicko77 » Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:02 am

Hi mate I think this is what you are looking for http://www.cgear.com/rec_product.html
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Re: Ground Sheet Question

Postby Gary D » Tue Jan 04, 2011 12:53 pm

That is it exactly, Thanks for your help
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Re: Ground Sheet Question

Postby GypsyLady » Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:40 pm

And they are brilliant....
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Re: Ground Sheet Question

Postby sienna » Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:55 pm

Shade cloth from bunnings will do exactly the same thing, especially if doubled over and the edges sewn together. Of course, it depends on how much you want to spend and how much time you have to sew the edges.
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Re: Ground Sheet Question

Postby GypsyLady » Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:37 pm

sienna wrote:Shade cloth from bunnings will do exactly the same thing, especially if doubled over and the edges sewn together.



Sorry to disagree with you on this one sienna...shade cloth doubled or otherwise is not in the same ballpark as CGear.

The military have been using CGear for many years....very successfully too I might add. Yes it is expensive....but on this occasion you definitely do get what you pay for.....a brilliant performer.
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Re: Ground Sheet Question

Postby Titch2 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:27 pm

Bugger,I need to agree with GL. :$
Shade clothe can be very slippery when wet.
I love the feel of Mud and sand in between my Toes anyways.
Gets rid of the usual itch and smell I get.
Serious ::() Shade cloth can get Very slippery.
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Re: Ground Sheet Question

Postby sienna » Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:26 am

I just spent 3 1/2 wks with a shade cloth ground sheet that was constantly wet with all the rain we had, and we never slipped on it once. It probably depends on the type of shade cloth you have as I could imagine the finer versions being slippery. Ours is a courser weave and we didn't have a problem.
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Re: Ground Sheet Question

Postby Poodle Jewel » Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:36 am

I too have been on Siennas shade cloth in the pouring rain and no slippy slide there.
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Re: Ground Sheet Question

Postby GypsyLady » Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:48 pm

Poodle Jewel wrote:I too have been on Siennas shade cloth in the pouring rain and no slippy slide there.



Think Titch said it CAN be slippery.
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