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    What do you recomend for a rainfly?

    Im relatively ne to hammock camping. I made my hammock from ripstop nylon and paracord holding the ends together. It is suspended with nylon webbing about 1 1/2in thick and 15ft long on either side, they are threaded through D-rings and then double backed.

    Anyways i still need a rainfly for it. Something light that doesnt leak when brushed against. I have heard that silicone impregnated nylon(sil-ny)works however its relatively expensive (about $11.50/yd)

    Any suggestions or does anyone know where i can get it cheaper.

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    Have seen some use Tyvek or how ever you spell it. Available at your local hardware store.
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    I was directed to go to "back woods day dreamer.com" for relatively cheap nylon and other DIY supply's.

    http://www.backwoodsdaydreamer.com

    The most expensive coated nylon is just over $12.00 yd. That is for making Packs and such. You can't beat it.

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    Tyvek, kelty noah, or guide gear (if your willing to do some seam sealing) would be good, inexpensive tarps for a newbie
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    Quote Originally Posted by afasino View Post
    ... Something light that doesnt leak when brushed against. I have heard that silicone impregnated nylon works however its relatively expensive (about $11.50/yd)

    Any suggestions or does anyone know where i can get it cheaper.
    REALLY CHEAP and LEAKPROOF and PRETTY LIGHT: DIY tarp from 4- or 6-mil plastic sheeting comes to mind. There are threads about making one with cat cuts and taped edges and tape loop-tie outs. Good luck!
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    You should really consider replacing your nylon webbing with polyester webbing.

    Nylon stretches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by afasino View Post
    ...Anyways i still need a rainfly for it. Something light that doesnt leak when brushed against. I have heard that silicone impregnated nylon works however its relatively expensive (about $11.50/yd)

    Any suggestions or does anyone know where i can get it cheaper.

    Scroll down to the Silnylon 2nds for $5.50.......$2.95 if you want red.

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    Yup, x2 on the DIYGS sil 2nds. I've done tarps from the 1.9oz (70D) red and 1.1oz grey and both turned out great.
    Last edited by CatSplat; 06-15-2012 at 14:11.

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    Do tarps leak or does water seep through when youtouch an area on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rooster View Post
    You should really consider replacing your nylon webbing with polyester webbing.

    Nylon stretches.
    I learned that my first night, it stretched quite a bit and everything settled into place. Since then it has virtually no stretch and none thats bothersome
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