As a Limey, I have absolutely no idea who Nate Byerley (I suppose I
could Google) is but I do have a Tyvek hint.
For all manner of hints and tips regarding working with Tyvek, try
the Backpacking Light Yahoo group, I used to be an active member a
while back and the posts and the file section had/has some good
information. Amongst other things, my super-duper 1oz homemade Pepsi
Can camping stove was made from instructions I found via this list.
On 30 Apr 2006, at 02:51, parepidemos wrote:
> This is a great idea, but not "SO easy to fold/non-existent to carry"
> I'm afraid. Tyvek housewrap isn't the super-lightweight stuff they
> to make mailers etc. It doesn't fold or roll quite as well as you
> might be thinking. We'll have to allow some space for it when it's
> On the other hand, I'll bet a generously-sized Tyvek Xtra-cover would
> fold/roll down into a sleeping bag stuffsack, and you're right, it
> would be light. You could stitch the seams with carpet thread and
> seal them with silicone or Household Goop (or Plumbers' Goop, same
> stuff but lasts longer).
> The best part about this idea is that it reuses construction waste
> which otherwise goes to a landfill in copious amounts, and which has a
> biodegradation half-life of about a zillion years. If only someone
> would start this as a backyard business, scavenging discarded Tyvek
> housewrap, designing/cutting/sewing the covers, and selling them to
> rest of us online!
> Who will be the Nate Byerley of the Tyvek Xtracycle Cover?