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groundsheet

, ground cloth
1. a waterproof rubber, plastic, or polythene sheet placed on the ground in a tent, etc., to keep out damp
2. a similar sheet put over a sports field to protect it against rain
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"We unloaded everything, put down our groundsheets and collapsed," says Turner.
Jonathan Pearce bought the existing online camping business Breathable Groundsheet in January.
Tipis, complete with groundsheet and raincatcher, along with free use of the solar showers and discounted access to the yurt sauna, can also be hired at the Festival site for lodging for additional cost.
Every year I agree to a family camping weekend in Scotland and regret it before the groundsheet is even unpacked.
I was very tired and put my groundsheet down and went to sleep in the rain.
The design includes a storage area with a detachable bathtub groundsheet for added flexibility, while there is ventilation at the rear allowing an airflow to tackle condensation and keep the tent cool.
Standing in his unit's groundsheet storeroom upstairs, Jon says: "The whole lot has mushroomed from the ground sheets.
"They asked me to identify and pulled the groundsheet back," he said.
So, after more 'quick' thinking, a large groundsheet was used as an extension to the gazebo in order to darken the viewing area, necessitating the use of a garden hoe as a tent pole!
It had been a close-run thing as to whether the tent would be crushed by the weight of snow accumulating on the roof or flooded out by the meltwater that poured through the flysheet seams and the groundsheet throughout the night.
Then compound that by being 'under canvas' (one-man bivouacs), with just a thin plastic groundsheet to separate your extremities from the solidly frozen soil, while the wind from Siberia played havoc with any attempts to get even a degree or two of heat into one's shivering body.