Originally Posted by tight-wad
If costs are driving you to use tyvek versus syl then check out the article about making your own silnylon. $1 per yard ripstop from Wally's dollar bin, plus ~$4 for a tube of sil caulk, plus ~$4 for a gallon of mineral spirits and you're in business.
If you want to use cheap tyvek to find out if this is the camping style you want to follow, then do it, but you will upgrade later as time and funds allow.
Its a combination of spending the money and having materials that are comparable in weight and ability that are cheaper. I have tried the diy sil, but due to manufacture/operator error on my part, it didn't work out the right way
I'm sure one of these days I'll step up and spend the money, but I want to improve my power thread injector useage skills before I attempt a real piece of sil.
Right now I want something that is durable and water/weather proof (or at least very resistant)and somewhat financially forgiving if I screw it up. There is a seller on ebay that is selling 9' wide pieces for 1.50.