10299Re: [Hammock Camping] Silk Hammocks
- Sep 1, 2005--- In email@example.com, "dlfrost_1" <dlfrost@a...>
>... IsYes, it seems to absorb some moisture; however, it dries very
> silk any more prone to absorbing moisture than nylon or poly?
quickly and feels very nice against the skin. I notice this when
packing early on a cool morning and there is some condensation
inside the GI shell (I'm still using sil nylon for that).
>NowThe nylon is very light and strong. The only problem I've had is
> that you've been using it a while, how's it holding up to wear and
that some substance dripped on the silk (bird droppings?) and looks
like it burned a couple of holes through the fabric. The fabric
darkened and the center portion disintegrated in a couple of spots.
I suppose it could also have been an actual burn, not sure...
Despite the holes the fabric has not torn. Since silk sews very
easily, it seems like this could be effectively patched.
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