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    How to make a snake skin? Waht to use?

    I know its been addressed, but I can't seem to find it. Can any of you shed a light on what is the best material to make a snake skin? Size? Thanks abunch!

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    I used the snakeskin kit from Dutchware. Already cut. I did about a 3/4+ inch seam down the length, a channel for cord/cord lock at each end. Easy and quick. It easily fits my 12 foot silpoly PU4000 DIY tarp with ridge line. I roll it up to store it.
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    There is nothing wrong to buy it from Dutch. The much better solution, however, is imo, to make them from fabric remnants.

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    I used scraps from my tarp project (RSBTR 1.0 SilNylon) and the dimensions from this link, http://gear-report.com/how-to-make-d...k-or-tarp-myog. I am happy with it and plan to make some out of bug net material also.

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    Guess I need to add what I'm using it for:
    1) Eno Single-nest and Eno Double-nest hammocks
    2) Eno Pro Rainfly

    And, thanks abunch for the info!

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    $1.00 from the Dollar Store.

    Get a mesh shower scrub thingy, cut the tie and stretch it to desired length. There are threads on it here.

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    I tried the $ store method and it didn't work for me. Too easy to tear.

    What I did was use strips of no see um left over from making a fronky style bug net. I just sewed them straight in a single tube not tapered.

    If I didn't have the leftover scraps I would have bought the Dutch kit.


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    Quote Originally Posted by johne View Post
    I tried the $ store method and it didn't work for me. Too easy to tear.

    What I did was use strips of no see um left over from making a fronky style bug net. I just sewed them straight in a single tube not tapered.

    If I didn't have the leftover scraps I would have bought the Dutch kit.


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    This is exactly what I did. Worked perfectly for two sets of snakeskins, plus a couple ridgeline organizers.

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    +1 on Dutch's kit. Made straight tube skins for two 11' tarps with a large pocket on each end to tuck the excess ridgeline into. Couldn't have been easier!
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