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    Quote Originally Posted by stormcrow View Post
    Sorry I did not update my post. I kind of forgot about it actually...

    How did things go? They actually went rather well. I treated my poncho and the results were great. I gave it the ol' shower test again and did not have a wet backside for my efforts as I did previously.

    A Couple of suggestions. If you are going to treat the fabric after the tarp or poncho is made it is a good idea to keep it pitched tight. I found a couple of spots that dried while touching each other that, when pulled apart, left a visual mark. I do not think this will effect the waterproofness of the poncho, it is just a little noticeable. I can not speak of the durability of this treatment since I have only used it once in actual rain. I cant see why it would not last a while. I have since changed my mind about poncho use (I am going to try to make something like a Packa now). The poncho I made weighs less than 8oz. If someone wants to test/have this piece of gear I will let it go for $20 (sorry...I know this is not the gear swap... ) It was my first poncho but I think it turned out ok.

    Would I do the treatment method again.. Sure I would. I was not THAT hard at all really and it was dirt cheap.

    Any more questions just ask.


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    dimensions of the poncho?
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    Here are some pics of the poncho..

    Looking back at this thing I think I am letting it go cheap...LOL. I did not do too bad at all. I made this from Joanne fabric ripstop. I took some pictures with my ULA Conduit partially loaded underneath it so you can get any idea of how it looks with a pack. Also, I am 6'2" for comparison in the photos.

    The dimensions are 5'x8'10". It has 8 grosgrain tieouts. I ended up using ribbons for attaching the sides of the poncho. It was easier and lighter than other ideas I had. I guess I could have made the pictures smaller...OOOPS.












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    nice job...bringing it with you next week?
    "Every day is a new day to a better future"
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    Yeah, Father Adam. Bring it with you. I'm POSITIVE someone will liberate it from you during the hang!

    Bless me Father Adam, for I have sinned. It has been 5 months since my last group hang.

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    father Adam

    LOL. Yeah, the wife thought I looked like a monk too. I will be bringing it with me on the NCT hang. Did I mention I am excited about this one?

    Bad news though....Thorwren will not make this one either. Long story but circumstances are beyond our control... The stars might line up for is again sometime. I hope we dont have to wait for the Mt Rogers hang for us to go camping/hiking as a couple....sigh. Oh well.

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    I can't get the "I'm too sexy for my car, to sexy by faaar" song out of my head!
    Nice pics, looks like a good fit! The Packa concept just plain rocks.
    Trust nobody!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    I can't get the "I'm too sexy for my car, to sexy by faaar" song out of my head!
    Nice pics, looks like a good fit! The Packa concept just plain rocks.
    yea, I was thinking about becoming a runway model for some extra cash...

    anyone catch the pic with the Hammock Forums reference?

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    I was trying to figure it out, but I was clueless. Thanks for the clarification
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    Nice Work! It reminds me of another project that I want to try, a hood less poncho. Combined with my Tilley hat I think it would make a good combo for windy conditions. I have quite a bit of Wally World 1.1 nylon and I just might have to give this a try. It's raining a lot here now (thank The Lord) but that will not be a problem with doing this type project as silicone doesn't "dry" but actually needs moisture to cure. This also will be an inexpensive way to try out some new tarps I have designed.
    Brian
    ...and there came to be a day, all too soon, that I became aware that I could travel no more on my long journey. Though I did not arrive where I had planned, I believe that here is exactly where I am supposed to be...

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    Here's the part I love, your kids don't even acknowledge you are in the room. My kids are exactly the same. Dad has so many goofy projects going on it doesn't even phase them anymore. I could be running through the house on fire and they wouldn't blink.

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