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RE: October Issue of Hammock CAmping News

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  • Ed Speer
    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
    Message 1 of 4 , Oct 2, 2003
      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 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-----
      From: Dave Womble [mailto:dpwomble@...]
      Sent: Thursday, October 02, 2003 9:19 AM
      To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: October Issue of Hammock CAmping News

      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?


      --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "Ed Speer" <info@s...> wrote:
      > I just posted the October issue of the free Hammock Camping News e-
      > zine newsletter! See it at:
      > http://www.hammockcamping.com/Newsletters/NEWS.htm
      > or sign up to receive each free monthly issue at:
      > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Hammock_Camping_News
      > or to sign up via email, send a blank email to:
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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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