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    DIY Materials Source

    I was reading another post in the forum and thought that it would be a good idea to start a thread where we share the different sources for DIY gear. I have seen similar posts on forums at backpackinglight.com.
    Here is my contribution...

    Quest Outfitters (www.questoutfitters.com)
    Outdoor Wilderness Fabrics (www.owfinc.com)
    Denver Fabrics (www.denverfabrics.com)
    Strapworks (www.strapworks.com)
    On Rope (www.onRope1.com)
    Speer Hammocks (www.speerhammocks.com)


    Cameron

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooch View Post
    Man they got some cheap webbing there. Like $.30-.40 per yard where most places it is .30 a foot. The have some webbing that has a 1200lbs breaking strength but it doesn't say what it's made of. Only that it's MIL Spec 17337. All there webbing is listed by Mil Spec. Anyone know how to decipher those MIL Spec numbers?

    The Coyote tan looks like it would match my HH clone very well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    Man they got some cheap webbing there. Like $.30-.40 per yard where most places it is .30 a foot. The have some webbing that has a 1200lbs breaking strength but it doesn't say what it's made of. Only that it's MIL Spec 17337. All there webbing is listed by Mil Spec. Anyone know how to decipher those MIL Spec numbers?
    Not anymore. It's been too long since I wore the uniform and "spoke the language". Maybe we can get Just Jeff to chime in on this one.

    I noticed that DIY Tactical had a few goodies on their site when I got the link from NC Patrick. He linked to a pretty cool shirt there some time ago.
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    There are sites where you can search Mil Specs by number that I just found. BTW the webbing is nylon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    There are sites where you can search Mil Specs by number that I just found. BTW the webbing is nylon.
    Nylon Webbing=Bad, Polyester Webbing=Good.
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    Shouldn't all of this good info go into an article? I'm just asking...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightwalker View Post
    Shouldn't all of this good info go into an article? I'm just asking...
    Good idea, it sounds to me like you are volunteering.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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