Re: Fwd: Using silk for hammocks
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Paul Kaercher"
> Hi Ray,
> What size is your 10-mm silk hammock and what does it weigh?
> I made one out of 8-mm silk 9' X 54" (before hemming the edges)
> weighs 5 1/4 oz without rope or tree huggers.is not much.
> My next hammock may be out of 10-mm silk if the weight difference
The hemmed size of my hammock body is 10'3" x 52" and it weighs 7.4
ounces. I wanted to try a slightly longer one this time having
experimented with shorter ones for a while.
> You said "I noticed that some powder pushed through the silk"
> from the down/feathers you recycled from an old GI bag.
> That fine powder may be frass from Dermestid beetles feasting on
> feathers.I did not see any signs of insect activity. Perhaps it was just
crushed feather powder. I will say that it was not pleasant to
breath this dust. I think I'll take the bag outside and give it a
good old fashioned 'dusting'.