Yes Dave, you can make a
silnylon tarp by treating fabrics your self--just be sure and soak the fabric
well. I've made similar tarps and pack rain covers that've worked
well. I once made a waterproof tarp by soaking 1.1 ripstop with Thompson's
Water Seal! It worked, but made the fabric stiff so it was noisy in the
wind and creased when stuffed into a sack--but it still
Dave are you going to
the Southeast Trail Initiative symposium in TN in late Oct? I
remember you were earlier preparing to do the 'light-weight hiking'
discussion. In fact, you put me on to the whole thing in the first
place. I'll be there giving a workshop on
Ed, just read with
interest your article on "How To Waterproof
Silnylon Fabrics". You
talked about two silicone aerosol treatments
on both sides of an 8' X 5'
piece of 1.9 oz/yd^2 ripstop nylon to
help ensure water-proofness.
From talking to you previously and
having read your book, I believe you
are referring to your technique
for "winterizing" the fabric used on the
hammock body. Could this
technique be used on 1.1 oz/yd^2 ripstop
nylon to make a "silnylon"
tarp... say for someone who found that material
in the WalMart $1 Bin?
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