Just got the tent -- very excited. Ground...
Just got the tent -- very excited. Ground cover seems overly expensive. While I understand the long term durability implications, will I stay dry on wet ground with just the tent floor? Fly is the same material, so I would expect the answer is yes.
Yes, you should remain dry without a footprint or other ground cover. But, your tent floor will take a beating.
The other option is to just purchase a light weight and inexpensive tarp and throw it down - also seen this done with emergency blankets...works pretty well.