RE: October Issue of Hammock CAmping News
MessageYes 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 worked!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 hammocks...Ed-----Original Message-----Ed, just read with interest your article on "How To Waterproof
From: Dave Womble [mailto:dpwomble@...]
Sent: Thursday, October 02, 2003 9:19 AM
Subject: Re: October Issue of Hammock CAmping News
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?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Ed Speer" <info@s...> wrote:
> I just posted the October issue of the free Hammock Camping News e-
> zine newsletter! See it at:
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> This month's feature article is: How to Waterproof Silnylon Fabrics
> There is also a trip report from out Hammock Hangers campout
> this month. As usual, the many links to other informative web
> has been updated and expanded.
> Happy Hammocking Y'all! ...Ed
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