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    Senior Member stevebo's Avatar
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    inexpensive diy materials in Greenville South Carolina!

    Hey guys, about a year ago, another hammock forum member told me about this place phoenixofanderson.com Its located a little south of Greenville SC. I had some time off this week, so I decided to check it out. The deal is, they wholesale fabric, and 3 days a month they open thier shop up to the public. Heres what I found today-------ripstop and silnylon 3 dollars a yard, bug netting 1 dollar a yard, Insulbrite 5 dollers a yard, (not sure what the going price is, but i bought a yard to play around with!, grosgrain ribbon 4 dollars a pound, a scrap bin for remnents of ripstop 4 dollers a pound (sorry guys, I picked that one pretty clean!) Leather scraps, and fleece scraps by the pound etc etc. This place is a huge warehouse full of all kinds of fabrics---upholstery etc. To top it all off, (Im not sure if it was only today, or all 3 days) but on checkout they gave me an additional 25 percent off! (so I went back for more!) For about 130 dollars, I got more than enough material for 4 tarps, 2 bug nets, and lots of extras to make stuff sacks, a back pack etc. Its a 3 hr drive for me, but I felt it was worth the time and gas involved! Not to mention, the people were really nice to deal with! I've got enough material to keep me busy for several years! The only catch is, most of the material isnt marked as far as what its made of or what weight it is--or water proof or not. So, if you are buying something for a structural application like a hammock, you need to know what you are looking at! As of noon today when i left, there was lots of ripstop, silnylon , and bug netting left on the shelves. Anyway, someone did me a favor by telling me about this place---just wanted to pass it on to you guys----have fun! ( for directions and info, just google Phoenix of anderson)
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    bear. If the bear just pushes the tree over and eats you, it's a grizzly bear : )


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    Senior Member Fish on's Avatar
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    Thanks stevebo, I'll check it out tomorrow and see if you left any goodies!

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    Nice! I live in G'ville and have been looking for something like this. Awesome info!

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    Sounds like a side trip for me the next time I'm down visiting family! Thanks for the info.

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    Thanks for the info!
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    I Learn So Others Can Too FireInMyBones's Avatar
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    No kidding about an hour south of me, but from where I work, only ~30min... hmm. Any Cuben?
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    Wow...looks like I need to plan a camp out to NC. You got some amazing deals!

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    Fireinmybones, no cuben that I could see (and dont think I didnt look!) The bulk of their material was for other uses, but they did have a pretty big shelf full of ripstop and bug netting! (the sil and ripstock are mixed together) ( I probably should have bought more----oh well, next time!) If you look at the website, its open to the public today and tomorrow, and then thats it until next month.
    FYI: If you want to know what type a certain bear is, sneak up behind it and kick it. Then,
    run like crazy and climb up a tree. If the bear climbs the tree and eats you, it's a black
    bear. If the bear just pushes the tree over and eats you, it's a grizzly bear : )


    Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me, either, just leave me alone.
    --unknown

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    I Learn So Others Can Too FireInMyBones's Avatar
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    I just came back from this place. It is real big. I bought enough material (and then some) to try out my first DIY Sil winter tarp. This will be an experiment to see if I want the hammock gear tarp. Total cost of materials: $21.75, I too got the extra 25% discount for whatever reason.

    Apparently two other guys from here dropped by. The sales rep just looked at me and and asked if I am a hammock camper. I smiled and said, you bet. They told me that they have never sold this much ripstop and sil in a sale.
    -Jeremy "Brother Bones" Owner of Bonefire™ Gear

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    Thanks for the heads up, I will have to check it out tomorrow, hope there is some stuff left... LOL... I hope they don't raise the price after this month on Ripstop because of us HF members loving it so. LOL...
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