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    Here is a good one on YouTube. I have several of these in different sizes, including Blackbishop Sacks for my hammocks and tarps.



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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzie View Post

    Anyone have some decent directions for photos for making stuff sacks that I can use to recruit a seamstress with?
    a link to brawny's u-tube chanell..she has on on sewing stuff sacks.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/brawny03

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    WL beat me to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy View Post
    I have used those bags that the folding chairs come in,,, CUT'em in half anf ya can make 2 bags,,,,,,
    One end already has a draw cord and all that is needed is a single hem for the bottom, the other piece just needs a draw cord and channel sewed on...as the bottom is already there.
    But then you have to make a bag for the folding chair to go in! Just kidding/ good idea. I made myself a nice sil food bag from blue sil. Will contain or keep out leaks and rain and the blue is easy to see and/or hard to lose when you're bear bagging.


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    Many thanks for the abundant responses!

    My DIY tarp should be done by today, I'm sure the grosgrain will add just a bit of bulk, But hopefully I will have it and a stuff sack to brag about by midnight

    I'll try to post some pictures tomorrow if I can squeeze in some time to set it up and get a few pictures shot before work.

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    My thoughts: Practice sewing on anything you have around to get familiar with the process. THEN make a couple of stuff sacks out of sil since that stuff is so darn slippery. There's a huge difference between sewing flannel and sil!

    Best of luck!

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    Here is my thought: If it could get wet (ie. my hammock straps) it goes in a sil stuff sack. If I don't want it wet (ie. everything else) it goes in a sil stuff sack.

    Quote Originally Posted by MondayHopscotch View Post
    From the looks of it, and the fact that I'd rather use up some 'easier-to-come-across' rip stop, I'll probably just run out and buy a bit of it rather than using up my sil, being as I had to pay this weird 'shipping' fee on it.
    I buy my sil from Ed Speer. Best prices (by FAR) that I have found on the internet.

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    These are what I whipped up today. I found an old rain fly for a non existent tent, so I had free material to practice on. The first one came out decent so I messed with numbers to figure out the smallest sack i could make to fit my hammock in -- seems to have worked.

    That shiny smudge next to them is a zippo for size comparison.

    Also, is there any draw-backs to leaving just my ripstop hammock compressed in a stuff sack long term? (It's packed much tighter than my tarp is in this picture)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MondayHopscotch View Post
    is there any draw-backs to leaving just my ripstop hammock compressed in a stuff sack long term? (It's packed much tighter than my tarp is in this picture)
    It'll wrinkle. Horror of horrors... :P
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramblinrev View Post
    It'll wrinkle. Horror of horrors... :P
    Well I better get it out of there then

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