I have made several tarps out of $1 bin coated ripstop and tested like SilNyl. I have used some of these tarps for over a year or so without any problems. However, this weekend at Roan Mountain, TN., the weather dished up more rain than sun on us and I got wet for the first time since being above ground. Did I mention the rain? One tarp actually soaked through. One tarp weeped to the point when it came in contact with the hammock, it soaked about half the hammock and one held fine. By the way, did I mention the rain? It had typical condensation but the hammock still stayed dry.
All together, 5 wet tarps of varying degrees and one dry one.
Now that the story is done, I would like to hear of anyone has had any like experiences with some of the $1 bin fabrics that tested like Silnyl.
My next shot is to attempt to recoat with some Scotchgard type product. What is your take on that?
Title should be Roan Mt.
Thanks in advance.