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    Boo-ya! Score Baby!!

    Ok, I felt like getting in a fix of dangerous living, so I decided to go to my local Wal-Mart (Richmond Road, Lexington, KY) and pick up a couple things that I needed. After I got what I went for, I thought I'd stop in the sewing section and see if there was anything good hiding in the $1 bin. I began looking through it, thinking I'd come up empty like so many times before. Then, there it was, a bolt of silver gray sil. Bingo baby! Score! 11 yards at a buck a yard, total surprise! I can now officially have a good weekend.
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    Sure keep my hopes alive that there actually is sil at Walmart. Now I have to keep going there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    Sure keep my hopes alive that there actually is sil at Walmart. Now I have to keep going there.
    The so-called mythical $1/yard sil at Wally World does indeed exist. I have seen it and it's a wonderful thing. Now if we can just locate the Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot.
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    Is it DWR? My silver sil was as was my olive. Mule
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    Quote Originally Posted by skskinner View Post
    Is it DWR? My silver sil was as was my olive. Mule
    Mule, since sil is silicone impregnated, no DWR is necessary. Its waterproofness lies in it's silicone impregnated properties.
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    Congrats, Hooch. I've found some really good 1.1 downproof DWR ripstop in silver and olive but never any Sil.
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    Yep - DWR is NOT waterproof. Sil IS waterproof. Two different materials.

    Both are usually ripstop.

    Good job on the find, Hooch!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    Yep - DWR is NOT waterproof. Sil IS waterproof. Two different materials.

    Both are usually ripstop.

    Good job on the find, Hooch!
    Sheer luck, sir. Nothing more, nothing less. Later tonight after the traffic dies down and the Christmas shoppers have all gone to bed or passed out in the strip club, I'm going to the other 2 Wally Worlds in Lex to see if they have any more. If they do, I'm snatching up every bit I can find.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooch View Post
    Sheer luck, sir. Nothing more, nothing less. Later tonight after the traffic dies down and the Christmas shoppers have all gone to bed or passed out in the strip club, I'm going to the other 2 Wally Worlds in Lex to see if they have any more. If they do, I'm snatching up every bit I can find.
    I've found in my area that if one Walmart has DWR, the others usually will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cerberus View Post
    I've found in my area that if one Walmart has DWR, the others usually will.
    I didn't get DWR, I got sil. (Insert dancing banana here)
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