Hi all. I am looking to buy / make a lightweight tent footprint (100 - 200g somewhere). Searching online, many of the recommendations include strange names like Tyvek and Polycryo which seems hard to find in SA. See below my research, please add / comment
1 Buy a dedicated footprint / repurpose beefed up space blanket type things. The main problem here is cost and weight. Links to options below, mostly ranging from 300g to 650g. The lifesystems one may work, only 84g and cheap, but doesnt have eyelets.
2 DIY options - painters drop sheet. 3mm is too heavy, 1mm is too thin. Perhaps theres an answer somewhere
3 DIY ripstop - this will be ideal, ripstop nylon goes to as thin as 7D. Then one could habe eyelets put in by tent repairer. But, where to buy?
So that is the sum total of my research, any other ideas???