10303Re: [Hammock Camping] Silk Hammocks
- Sep 1, 2005Hi Ray,
To the question of a Silk Hammock. The silk hammock
Ed Speer made for me (I think it must now be about 2
years ago) is still doing fine. Sorry to hear about
the mysterious hole in yours. I plan to make another
one out of lighter silk. My weight is down to under
150 pound so I will try some 4.5mm/0.57oz per sq yard
I made my first alcohol soda can stove a few days
ago. I went with your YACC stove. It was very easy
to make and burned OK. Since then however I have
changed to a different design idea and yesterday stove
#4 boiled 16oz of water to a rolling boil in less than
3 minutes. The stove weighed 0.25oz but used a wire
stove stand. The wire stand weighs 0.50oz. This boil
test was a more or less controlled boil on the floor
of my kitchen.
I am going back to the small wood stove I made a few
years ago and see if I can up-grade the basic design
idea. That stove was less than 8oz and really burned
great. The weight does not count the battery used for
the small fan.
Bill in Texas
--- Ray Garlington <rgarling@...> wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "dlfrost_1"__________________________________________________
> >... Is
> > silk any more prone to absorbing moisture than
> nylon or poly?
> Yes, it seems to absorb some moisture; however, it
> dries very
> quickly and feels very nice against the skin. I
> notice this when
> packing early on a cool morning and there is some
> inside the GI shell (I'm still using sil nylon for
> > that you've been using it a while, how's it
> holding up to wear and
> > tear?
> The nylon is very light and strong. The only problem
> I've had is
> 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
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