Where there are no tables and chairs, or when you simply need to sit your weary booty on the ground – a picnic rug is a great option. After all, the ground can sometimes not be pleasant to sit on, maybe it's wet, dirty or insect-ridden. This is where our tent groundsheet comes into play!
We use our tent groundsheet as a picnic blanket every single day during lunch, keeping insects from our food, but also if it's too hot to ride, we snooze on it! It is kept separate from the rest of the tent at the very top of our front pannier for easy access. We have a few pegs handy so that if it is windy, we can keep it down.
A tent groundsheet is great for your tent too. It adds a waterproof layer to the base of your tent, it keeps your tent inner clean, it protects the tent inner from sharp rocks on the ground and allows you to pitch your freestanding tent with just the poles and the fly.
We have also heard of others using the tent groundsheet as you would a tarp – protecting you from wind and water. Please let us know if you have any other uses for a tent groundsheet.