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    rip stock nylon

    Wal Mart had some black in the $1 bin. Is it worth buying.

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    If you're gonna make something from it. It's only $1/yd - not a big loss if you buy a few yards and it doesn't work out.
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    now, if it was silnylon, you could have bought the whole lot as an investment, sold it for 1.50$ a yard + shipping to all the loonies (*cough* DIYers *cough*) on the net- especially if it was camo.

    Now, Ewker- black would make a cool colour for a hammock....

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    If you make a hammock, make sure that you hem the ends. It doesn't matter on cotton, but on nylon it will rip and you will be sitting on the ground.

    Trust me on this one.
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    but isn't it rip-stop nylon?

    meh. Hem the edges, it's only straight line stitching

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    Quote Originally Posted by titanium_hiker View Post
    but isn't it rip-stop nylon?

    meh. Hem the edges, it's only straight line stitching

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    When I did not hem a piece of 1.9 oz ripstop and set in it as a hammock. I ended up on the ground with 2 pieces of ripstop where I started with one piece. It puts to much stress on the edges. I also now cut off the salvage edges. That's probibly overkill though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by titanium_hiker View Post
    but isn't it rip-stop nylon?

    meh. Hem the edges, it's only straight line stitching

    TH

    Yes it is rip stop...but only to a point... every material has limitations.... some of these folk are well fed ....

    Agree that hemming is simple and a minimum design standard for most any material...esp when subject to the stresses of hammocking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter_pan View Post
    Yes it is rip stop...but only to a point... every material has limitations.... some of these folk are well fed ...
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    talk about a PC way of saying fat

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    Pan- I laughed out loud. "Well fed" hahahahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ewker View Post
    talk about a PC way of saying fat
    At least he didn't say 'corn fed'.

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