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    0.5oz riptop: any uses?

    So I've picked up a few metres of half ounce ripstop but I have no idea what it could be used for ?

    The only thought I have is a lining material for a synthetic quilt. Its a very soft fabric but I would have concerns over being able the feel the fibres of the insulation through it; yep its THAT thin!

    Any ideas or thoughts welcome
    Last edited by Scotty Von Porkchop; 05-17-2014 at 18:21.

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    Maybe stuff sacks?

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    Ah true but I also picked up some ripstop nylon with holes punched in it (another fabric I cant figure what it was made for ) that has be sidelined for my stuff sacks production line I intend for tomorrow (never enough stuff sacks !!) I also have my doubts about it being strong enough.

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    I made a double layer hammock with some 0.5 oz once. It worked fine if your occupant isn't very heavy.
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    hmm interesting; how about a .5oz inner with a 1oz outer to make a double layer for me (200lb). Not that I NEED another hammock buuut....

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    Where did you find .5oz ripstop?
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    In the bargain bin at my local fabric store. I'm able to get all the remnants from the outdoor manufacturers in the area.

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    I would either make a double layer hammock - which would be ultralight indeed - or an UL hammock sock. An underquilt protector would be good, too. All the ripstop I have found so far this side of the pond is a lot heavier than what is sold in the US; like 4oz or more... *sigh*

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    I think that's the range used for kites...have you ever looked into aerial kite photography? It's really, really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty Von Porkchop View Post
    hmm interesting; how about a .5oz inner with a 1oz outer to make a double layer for me (200lb). Not that I NEED another hammock buuut....
    Maybe flip it so the 0.5 is on the outside? I would be worried about putting the most tension and abrasion on the thinner stuff.

    Could you possibly use it for DIY silnylon? That could be a really lightweight tarp....

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