DIY groundsheet

Discussion in 'Shelters & Accessories' started by Autumn Flower, Aug 11, 2018.

  1. Autumn Flower

    Autumn Flower Trail Blazer

    I want to use my Akto without Inner and make polycro or tyrek groundsheet.

    I just seen this on ebay:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tyvek-fu...455181?hash=item41db14ea0d:g:xCsAAOSwHMJYHdtH

    I dont mind paying extra for someone to do it for me.

    However I am thinking having this ebay set up might be just as effective as only having a piece of tyrek sheet underneath me without the attachments? cutting a bit of tyrek into shape and just bang it underneath me. I dont see what the big difference is?

    Ideally I would make a bathtub but no idea how.

    Thank you.
  2. Piiber Teravhammas

    Piiber Teravhammas Summit Camper

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  3. Autumn Flower

    Autumn Flower Trail Blazer

  4. Piiber Teravhammas

    Piiber Teravhammas Summit Camper

    It is so lightweight that I don't know :)
    Def lighter than tyvek ( someone correct me if I am wrong).
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  5. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Bathtubs are very easy, think those who spend their time walking bogs would be able to advise. For me I stick to polychryo and select non water logged sites. You can buy them from trekkertent for £40 last saw
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  6. Autumn Flower

    Autumn Flower Trail Blazer

  7. Piiber Teravhammas

    Piiber Teravhammas Summit Camper

    Well it is polycro and people use it. It is surprisingly strong, I do not have any punctures yet.
    On snow people tend to prefer tyvek as it is less slippery?!
  8. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    Its polycryo/ secondary window glazing

    Loads of people (on here too)have used it successfully as both primary groundsheet or footprint for years.

    You can buy it cheap in home bargains, wickes DIY, b and q etc.

    It can tear if not hemmed, ( use the tape that comes with it)but is pretty tough otherwise

    But a fabric bathrubmight be more suitable for your purposes.

    DIY is easy enough. Just make a ''tray" of fabric with some struts in the corners
  9. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Thats polychryo isn't it? Surprisingly
    durable
  10. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

  11. Autumn Flower

    Autumn Flower Trail Blazer

    Great link, sooo would have bought it if its not too big for the Akto. I might ask if they would do a custom one.

    I will have to buy something and play around with it. Maybe try to attach / pull up the polycro / tesa or tyrek to the attachments loops of the inner tent.

    Thannk you everyone for the valuable input :) :)
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  12. Autumn Flower

    Autumn Flower Trail Blazer

  13. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    He'll custom make. They are mega easy though if you have access to a sewing machine.
  14. Autumn Flower

    Autumn Flower Trail Blazer

    Its not my strong point; too impatient and chaotic I am but I shall play around with finding a diy solution.
  15. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Id get some polychryo and practice making a bathtub with that, its only 4 corners to tape plus hemming and timeouts, struts etc, could do it all just with the tape that comes with the plastic.
    Make one with cuben and it can be the same.
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  16. Autumn Flower

    Autumn Flower Trail Blazer

    Yes planning to play around tomorrow and see what I come up with :) :)

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