Eureka! Floor Saver Square Medium
Very durable ground cloth for the backpacker that…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $14
Very durable ground cloth for the backpacker that is going to use their tent regularly. I am impressed with the thickness of this floor saver yet how light and unnoticeable it is in my backpack.
- Protects your tent floor from rocks and sharp sticks
- Completely waterproof and can even be used as a tarp tent
- No eyelets to enable multiple functions
- Does not fold quite as compact as I would prefer
Your eyes open, you wake up to hearing the robins and the other wildlife in the forest doing their thing. It was a cold night and you're sure your gear that you left outside and your backpack are going to be soaked from the dew.
You search for your socks in the bottom of the sleeping bag and slip them on. The only thing you're not concerned with is the dryness of your tent floor. Not this trip, not this time. Why? Because you decided to invest in what I would consider the paramount of ground tarps.... The Eureka Floor Saver.
No more rivers flowing through your tent because of ground water or a freak rainstorm! I was so impressed with this simple yet crucial item that I skipped the idea to buy a regular old tarp for hunting camp to keep items dry under a lean-to and purchased a second one of these sweet little babies.
With a little ingenuity and time you can transform this ground cloth into a tarp tent as well by simply utilizing some 550 paracord and punching some eyelets in the corners.
While I was previously a fan of using Tyvek cloth for backpacking, this quickly changed my thought on them and now when I camp with friends I make it a point to brag about this floor saver. No longer will you question whether or not your tent floor will stay strong and dry for extended backpacking and camping trips.
I have had one of these for 3 years now and it's just as strong and trustworthy as the day I bought it. I cannot express enough the importance of this simple yet perfect design!
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Protects your tent's floor from damage by rocks or roots, keeps the bottom clean for packing and adds an additional layer of protection from water. Constructed of heavy-duty polyethylene. Should be sized to fit a bit smaller than tent floor in order to prevent water from collecting under tent; trim to fit or fold under floor. Overall dimensions: 9' x 9'.
This Eureka ground cloth is pre-cut to fit: 26656 Condo (Requires 2 each), 28227 Tetragon 9, 28333 Sunrise 9, 28336 Fourway 9, 24506 Copper Canyon 10, 24509 N!Ergy 9 and other similarly sized models and shapes. Eureka pre-cut ground cloths are made from a sturdy, durable 6 mil clear polyethylene without grommets. Ground cloths protect your floor from rips, holes and abrasions. They also add another layer of waterproofing to the floor and it keeps the bottom of the floor relatively clean from mud, dirt and debris. Ground cloths should be smaller than the tent floor by at least 2-4 inches. If the ground cloth sticks out it can collect water between the ground cloth and the tent floor which could lead to water in the tent.