footprint orientation ?

12:18 p.m. on June 10, 2009 (EDT)
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Hi, I have a foot print for a kelty mantra tent and would like to know which side faces up ? Thanks HammerHeadHank

1:18 p.m. on June 10, 2009 (EDT)
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I would think the side with the waterproofing faces up; that way, it's protected from direct contact/damage with/from sharp objects.

1:48 p.m. on June 10, 2009 (EDT)
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Thanks, I thought it should face down to repel the ground moister

3:23 p.m. on June 10, 2009 (EDT)
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I have seen footprints made to be used waterproof side down as well(indicated by the orientation of side release buckles for the rain fly), I guess that way dirt & mud would wipe off easily, but I would rather clean my gear later than scuff the urethane coating and either be surprised by a leak and/or have to repair it.

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