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    I need help...

    Just took the kids to walmart to visit the wife and do some xmas shopping for each other and I walked out with 14.25 yards of sil. Thing is, the fabric dept at her store is horrible, maybe 10 bolts of $1 fabric. This is the 2nd time I found sil at her store, first time was a year ago.

    Looks like the boys get new sil tarps for xmas.

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    test for true sil: waterproof, not breathable, slippery.

    what color is it? cause if it is green or brown, guess who will beg some off of you?

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    Never found any sil at Walmart. Coated Ripstop (1.9oz) and some with a heavy DWR. Anyone else find any? Just make sure it is WP before spending time on the tarp. Shower works great for testing!

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    I've found sil at a few stores. Some sky blue and a few bolts of gray.
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    I was beginning to think this whole Wal-Mart fabric-finding thing was a myth, until a few days ago, and I finally scored some ripstop!

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    None of our local WalMarts have fabric departments anymore. <sniff> They've been phased out to make room for more large TV's...


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    I found some yellow sil 1.9 well probanly more with the sil. Founds some DWR too.
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    I was beginning to think this whole Wal-Mart fabric-finding thing was a myth, until a few days ago, and I finally scored some ripstop!
    Coldspring, you're giving me hope. There's never any at our Wal-Marts.

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    Wow, that's quite the find (14 yards)! I've only ever found gray 1.3 sil and only once. I had a couple times found what I thought was sil because it held a puddle of water overnight but turned out was DWR. Once I got some real sil the difference was apparent. It seems like since some Walmarts are closing their fabric departments the ones where it is staying open have a lot more $1 fabric lately. At least mine does. So don't give up hope and happy hunting!

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    I didn't mean I needed help figuring out what it was, I ment I needed mental help for always looking. Guess it's a good thing since I did get it.

    It's been hit or miss, I find some of the ones that have larger $1 bins have ripstop here and there. I find plenty of 1.1, but I still have like 30 yards of it, need more 1.9 so I can make more hammocks.

    *twitch* I can stop any time I want *twitch*

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