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    My material just came in. I got the nylon taffeta and nylon supplex. The taffeta has a DWR finsh and the supplex is supposed to be WPB. It looks like it would be waterproof. I'll test it out later. The supplex was labeled as seconds with a streak, but I can not see anything wrong with it. I have not weighed them yet. The supplex looks to be a little heavier or at least stiffer than ripstop. For $1.50 and $1.25 a yard, it was hard to go wrong. The only down side to the supplex is the dark purple to plum color.

    I am going to put aside my current tarp project and make a hammock and travel pod. I'll post pics when done.
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    Is the fabric marked "steak error" really heavy or something?. My first order with the same lady was for 4 yards of ripstop nylon (1.1oz DWR) and shipping was 2.25. I also ordered 8 yards of the "steak error" supplex and shipping was $8.10 which makes me think that the fabric may be to heavy.

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    Yep It is very, very heavy. Since I have it anyways I made a hammock sock that is uses 9'x85" of fabric. And it weighs a wopping 2 lbs. I am going to try it on a canoe trip Tuesday night and see if I like it and if its worth remakes with lighter material.

    If anyone can come up with a use, I could part with some. The taffeta makes a really nice hammock. I am going to spend a couple nights in it to make sure that it holds up and I like it, then order enough to make a couple more hammocks.
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    So the taffeta is a lot lighter weight fabric?

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    My hammock out of taffeta came to 12 oz, minus the webbing. I am going to make it a little shorter when I figure out just how I want it. It is 5' wide and about 12' long. I am trying out the asym cut and whip it the way Arkwater suggested. You could make one for under 10 oz if you make a standard Speer style 4' wide.

    It looks like it will hold up. I set and laid in it and swung around. I didn't notice any problems. I am going to spend a couple nights in it this week. I should be able to tell by then. Arkwater said he made a hammock out of it and likes it. It doesn't have the plastic feel of ripstop. It feels closer to cotton then anything else. It is also going to be a lot more breathable than ripstop. I was thinking that I wouldn't like that in colder weather. But I am going to have my underquilt, pad, and travel pod so I do not think that will be a problem. I'll try to post some pics today.
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