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Hi, I'm having no luck locating a Boreas 3p footprint. Can anyone suggests another tent footprint that might work?

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Painter's tarp or Tyvek.

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The fastest, cheapes, and lightest solution is to make your own.  Get some thick mylar from Home Depot or Lowe's.
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Go by a construction site and ask for some leftover Tyvek. Works great.  Just was it first to get rid of the krinkles and noise. when yo fold it.

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Thanks guys, found a thread illustrating how to attach grommets to tyvek, great solution!
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Probably don't need the grommets. It just lays there under your tent. Make sure you cut it so it is smaller then the tent fly so no water runs off the fly onto the foot print.

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Probably don't need the grommets. It just lays there under your tent. Make sure you cut it so it is smaller then the tent fly so no water runs off the fly onto the foot print.

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It doesn't have to be bullet proof.  Mainly protecting the floor of the tent from abrasion.  If it has a few holes in it, and they are not general pressure points from foot traffic, hip or shoulders you can wait for a replacement.

Cut the material about an inch less than the actual foot print of the tent.  You'd rather not have a water channel between the tent floor and the footprint. The tent floor provides the weather proofing.

Tyvek is overkill unless you have another use for it as well.

I've used the cheapest lightest weight material that was functional.  Painter plastic comes in sheets that will give you a lifetime of foot prints and light enuf to take a spare - depending on your level of paranoia.  I used a cheap red/white checkered Italian table cloth for years.  I could see if it was set up right if none of the checkers showed.

I had a chance for some really, REALLY cheap (free) sylnylon that is firestorm orange.  Weighs an oz and fits in corner of tent bag or my hand. I added corner tie-outs to hold it down in a blow so that I'd have something to pitch my tent on.


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