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#1 roscoe

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 08:32 PM

I was looking through a 'fancy toy' catalog from Hammacher Schlemmer (hammacher.com) today, and they offer sand-proof ground cloths - they market them as sand-free beach blankets - that are used in military helicopter landings to cut down on blown sand, that apparently allow sand and grit and water to fall right through, but prevent it from coming back up. They look like an excellent scope pad.
They are a bit pricy - a 6x6 is $60, a 10 x 10 is $100, but one dropped EP event that didn't come up covered with dew and sand would make it worth it!

6 x 6 is catalog no. LL-81157
10 x 10 is LL-82212

#2 Mike E.

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 06:18 AM

Good timing, thanks for posting! I've been looking at interlocking tiles used in industrial safety mats. Prices and quality do vary. The light weight foam exercise mats are all but worthless, and fall apart easily.

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 08:22 AM

Here is a link.

It looks like they are back-ordered.

It is a very interesting product, though. A nice blue colour and CLEAN 24/7!!

Thanks for the tip.

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#4 CharlesW

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 08:35 AM

Fantastic idea. Amazon http://www.amazon.co...t/dp/B003NAZ1FI

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 12:58 PM

Amazon, a better price yet! :cool:

#6 DonMendoza

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 06:07 PM

I don't remember where I saw it, but someone took a fitted bed sheet, and placed weights (rocks?, bricks?) in the corners. The wind blew the sides up and kept the sand out. Certainly not the hi-tech solution, but very cost effective.






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