View Poll Results: Should Yak-it-iy-yak DIY, or return to pasture?

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  • OH YEAH BABY! Make them hammocks!

    24 85.71%
  • PSH, OH LAWD! A hammock without a tarp in Oregon is C-R-A-Z-Y!

    2 7.14%
  • SHEEEEEWT, nubbins McNubsauce doesn't stand a chance. To the pasture!

    2 7.14%
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_lorax View Post
    4 hammocks huh, do yourself a favor and make one of PrisonerOfGravity's rolled hem guides and hemming up those hammocks will go a lot faster & smoother!
    I'll have to check that out.

    i also found this on magna's site (http://store.magnafabrics.com/produc...95&group=24998). Is this actually waterproof? or just "resistant"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Hairy_Yak View Post
    I'll have to check that out.

    i also found this on magna's site (http://store.magnafabrics.com/produc...95&group=24998). Is this actually waterproof? or just "resistant"?
    That's only water resistant. You could always try the diy silicone dunk with some of the plain ripstop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_lorax View Post
    That's only water resistant. You could always try the diy silicone dunk with some of the plain ripstop.
    I feel like it is pretty ambitious to attempt to sil treat like 40 yards of 1.1 without any experience... :/...

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Hairy_Yak View Post
    I feel like it is pretty ambitious to attempt to sil treat like 40 yards of 1.1 without any experience... :/...
    Decided to go with noahlampart once I get a few hammocks together . Cloth, thread, and rope is on the way.

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    you don't want your hammock to be waterproof, you'd want plain ripstop nylon for that. The silnylon is for tarps, quilts, stuff sacks, etc...
    http://www.backwoodsdaydreamer.com/products-page/
    http://thru-hiker.com/materials/index.php

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    Senior Member packeagle's Avatar
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    Re: About to make the plunge - need a wise eye

    Quote Originally Posted by fallkniven View Post
    you don't want your hammock to be waterproof, you'd want plain ripstop nylon for that. The silnylon is for tarps, quilts, stuff sacks, etc...
    http://www.backwoodsdaydreamer.com/products-page/
    http://thru-hiker.com/materials/index.php
    He is making a tarp from Sil once his hammocks are done.

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    Yeah, so far the score is 50 yards webbing, 240 ft am steel, 45 yards black 1.9 ripstop, and thread.

    Plan to make 6 hammocks and save the rest for insulation projects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Hairy_Yak View Post
    Yeah, so far the score is 50 yards webbing, 240 ft am steel, 45 yards black 1.9 ripstop, and thread.

    Plan to make 6 hammocks and save the rest for insulation projects.
    So far I am winning, though my hands are a bit raw. Received my AM steel yesterday and got right to work this morning. I believe I have ~8 pairs finished now. I ended up disassembling my standard whoopies and making UCR style ones to save rope. Makes me happy to have way more AM steel left over than I anticipated. I would claim to be an expert on fixed loops and back splices now .

    Still waiting on my 1.9. Once I get it I will get to work. I originally was going to only make basic single layer hammocks, but since my hammock was a hit last weekend with many friends there are going to be different requirements. Might try to make some double layer and even extended width. Everything is going swimmingly so far!

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    Received my 45 yards of 1.9 ripstop today . Let the sewing begin!

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