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Is it worth getting a tent footprint?

2022-07-22 00:00:03
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Is it worth getting a tent footprint?

When is a tent footprint worth it? A footprint is generally a good idea if you expect to camp on rough, rocky terrain with significant potential for sharp points and rough edges. Areas with lots of downed wood and the potential for sharp branches are also a concern.

Can you use a tarp as a tent footprint?

You CAN utilize a tarp as a tent footprint. Due to the tarps' durability, we often use them to protect the tent's exterior from the elements. Therefore, a tarp can be used under the tent to protect the bottom from the elements and ground debris as well.

Can you use any footprint with a tent?

If your tent is made from a low denier fabric, a footprint is something you'll want to strongly consider purchasing or making to extend the durability of your tent floor. We generally skip the footprint for tents with a floor that is 30-denier or higher, but that's ultimately a personal decision.

How do you make a tent footprint?

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And then I'll use a black magic marker to draw an outline of the tent on the blue tarp. And then cutMoreAnd then I'll use a black magic marker to draw an outline of the tent on the blue tarp. And then cut three inches inside that line to create the shape of the footprint.

Should tent footprint be smaller than tent?

What size should a tent footprint be? Ideally, a tent footprint should be slightly smaller than the base of the tent. This is so that water doesn't collect between the footprint and your tent, which would totally defeat the purpose of it!

How should a footprint fit under a tent?

How big should the tent footprint be? It's ideal to buy one that's around 2 inches smaller than the bottom part of the tent. This way, if it rains when you're out camping, you don't need to worry about water going underneath the shelter, damping all the ground beneath you.

Does a tent footprint go inside or outside?

Thus, you want to put it OUTSIDE to protect the floor of your tent, which is (or should be) waterproof already. The footprint itself is usually waterproof (and in fact. some tents can be set up with just to footprint and the rain-fly as an ultra-light body-less option.)

Which side of tent footprint goes up?

Footprints typically have a shiny (coated) side and dull (uncoated) side. You should place the dull side on the ground (shiny side facing up) in order to minimize abrasion on the coating. A tent uses waterproof fabric in 2 places: the floor and rainfly.

How do you pitch a tent with a footprint?

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So the principle of it is you get your tent out pop your footprint out so what I've done here is popMoreSo the principle of it is you get your tent out pop your footprint out so what I've done here is pop the footprint down here you then put your tents on top of it. And that log.