938Re: technical terminology, materials in hammocks
- Apr 1, 2003Robi,
I am always glad to see someone learning how to sew their own gear.
Sorry to say I don't know enough Hungarian to find the toilet, much
less technical language to help you... so the following is in english
and perhaps will help you in a fabric store.
Ripstop nylon is a woven fabric of nylon that has thicker thread
about every half centimeter or so in both thread directions... it
ends up looking like there is a net of squares imbedded into the
background material. It is often used for parachute material. It is
breathable material, and if you put your lips up to the material, you
can suck air through it. For hammock making, you do not need the
lightest ripstop. Using US measures, the lightest ripstop weighs 1.1
oz per square yard. What you are looking for is one grade heavier
(and by far the most common) at 1.9 oz per square yard.
silnylon starts out as 1.1 (or 1.3) oz ripstop, but is impregnated
with silicone so it ends up weighing about 1.5 oz per square yard.
This is really waterproof stuff which is quite slippery. It makes
wonderful material for lots of waterproof application.
Cordura nylon is a heavy version of woven nylon threads. It is often
done as a "basket weave" material... that is fairly corse threads to
make up a material which is much heavier... like the material that
modern cloth suitcases are made from.
All this stuff is available mail order here in the states. I presume
once you figure out the right words it is available worldwide. It is
not commonly found in neighborhood cloth merchants - with the
possible exception of simple 1.9 oz ripstop. Certainly I have never
seen either no-see-up netting or silnylon in a sewing hobby store.
I hope this helps.
--- In email@example.com, robi dawson <beanco@m...>
> Hi Everybody,biking trips,
> Spring is here, we are setting our agendas for camping trips,
> canoe trips etc.things,
> just the kind of trips to finally starting hammock camping on.
> Do to various reasons, I want to make my own gear, 1. i like making
> 2. it could be cheaper, 3. it certainly is more fun than buying.weeks now,
> I have looked around the Net, been reading these posts for a few
> been told about the Speer book... this is all fine, however, i havea
> problem with terminology.defs.
> is there a Site out there that gives really easy to understand
> examples of all the various materials,stuff
> rip-stop nyilon
> cordura - ok more for back packs I know...
> the list goes on, but these are the three that come to mind.
> The reason I need to know is I have not had much luck finding this
> for sale here in Hungary. That means either it is not available orit comes
> under a different name here... so I am on the quest to find localsources
> of material but need to know the specs of the stuff to figure outwhat it
> is called in Hungarian or to explain to the folks in the shops whocan help
> me....to buy
> If all else fails I will buy on line, so the question arises, where
> cool modern ultra lite, ultra strong materials?
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