MYOG High sided bathtub groundsheet

Discussion in 'DIY & MYOG' started by Teepee, Dec 28, 2018.

  1. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Extra high sides on this new groundhseet (15cm), along with obligatory orange trimmings in my obligatory orange tent. The foot/quilt/bag cover section has been in solid use with me for a couple of years now. It stops me lifting my feet in a morning mong, and stops the foot end of my insulation getting damp (the only source of damp I ever get sleeping like this).

    Unlike the umpteenth models before it, this one attaches to the existing tent pegs and has not only a tension adjuster, but an angle adjuster to help it pitch straight on dodgy and lumpy pitches. Also, it's held off the ground a little bit to help stop abrasion. Much wider than normal too, at 1m. Previous G'sheets have always been 50 to 75mm high on the sides before, and 80cm wide.

    [​IMG]BTGSfrontal by turnerminator, on Flickr
    Square shape so that bags can go at foot end, either side depending on the lay of the ground.

    [​IMG]BTGSfrontside by turnerminator, on Flickr
    Sized to go in my tents and Monk tarps

    [​IMG]BTGScorner by turnerminator, on Flickr

    2 oz PU coated black ripstop Nylon 6 6
    28gsm Nylon foot cover
    Delrin corner rods (4 x 5g each)
    8 x cordlocks (8g)
    2mm Bungee cord
    1m x 2.15m x 0.15m.

    Thanks for looking. :)
  2. Robin

    Robin Thru Hiker

    Is that a SUL flower pot :angelic:
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  3. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    That's what I wanted you to think. It's actually a terracotta snow basket, cunningly disguised as a flowerpot. :cigar:
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  4. Robin

    Robin Thru Hiker

    I thought you might have disguised a titanium one by painting it pink :D
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  5. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    That looks really nice Pete :thumbsup:

    Almost enough to tempt me to try a night without a full inner.
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  6. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Join the dark side JKM!
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  7. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Fierce !
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  8. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    Great work as usual. Still love the tent too!
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  9. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

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  10. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Good job mate

    Should hold a bit more liquid :)
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  11. Ken T.

    Ken T. Section Hiker

    Might give that a go. Thanks for the inspiration.
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  12. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Dreaming of it filled with Rioja now. :hungry:

    A pleasure. These are nice and easy to do once you've got the corner struts sorted.
  13. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    My thoughts exactly
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  14. ClimbingUke

    ClimbingUke Backpacker

    @Teepee What do you use for corner struts?
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  15. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Drilled out Unicorn ivory. :)

    ( or it may have been Delrin, a stiff type of plastic rod)
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  16. ClimbingUke

    ClimbingUke Backpacker

    Thanks. I like that ivory!
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  17. KVerb

    KVerb Trail Blazer

    Looks great indeed. Care to share some construction details on the corner struts? They look really clean!
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  18. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    I've been asked to do a tutorial and very likely will, but it's going to be in a few weeks at least. I have more important things to do, like playing in the snow.

    There are loads of ways to do the corners and TBH, it's hard to get them really wrong. These were sewn with the insides together to form the flap (after hemming) and very simply wrapped around some tape to from a re-inforced channel, then sewn along the edges of that tape. That tape is then sewn to form the loops and hold the stiffening rod inside. I'd have used LL3's, but have run out...... so used the 1g each cordlocks you see. They grip the 2mm bungee very well.
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  19. KVerb

    KVerb Trail Blazer

    Thanks for the explanation, still looking forward to the tutorial ;)
  20. tullochgorum

    tullochgorum Hiker

    I'd appreciate the source of the 2 oz PU coated black ripstop Nylon 6 6...
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  21. Karl

    Karl Summit Camper

    I still have and use version 2.0 with the 2.2 modifications wicked bit of kit will definitely be commissioning a new style one to go with the new tent. I don't go camping without it if I'm ground dwelling.
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