Hardstanding & groundsheets

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Hardstanding & groundsheets

Post by BernieBongo1955 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:12 pm

Afternoon Bongonauts!
Just a query about how do you protect sewn-in groundsheets (Outwell drive away) when camping on hardstandings. It seems that sometimes walking etc., on hardstanding/sharp chippings could damage the groundsheet. Just wondered what fellow campers did to prevent damage, (perhaps the answer is to have additional groundsheets beneath the sewn-in) Have I answered my own query ! #-o Thanks in anticipation.
Happy camping..... Paul
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Re: Hardstanding & groundsheets

Post by Bob » Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:19 pm

Yep, we used to put down some cheap tarp under our tent with sewn in sheet, then a rug or similar on the most heavily walked part.

Make sure the tarp is a bit smaller than the groundsheet otherwise you will get a build up of rain water between the two. :wink:
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Re: Hardstanding & groundsheets

Post by Doone » Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:17 pm

Good tip about avoiding the rain build-up Bob! Many years ago we came back to ours after torrential rain, to find our small dog floating in her plastic bed, on top of the bulging ground sheet. Like a hover-craft! :lol:
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Re: Hardstanding & groundsheets

Post by Bob » Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:58 pm

Priceless. :lol:
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Re: Hardstanding & groundsheets

Post by BernieBongo1955 » Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:33 pm

Thanks for all of your replies, always great to be able to refer to you guys. :D :D
Cheers Paul
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