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    Quote Originally Posted by harrell79cj5 View Post
    I weighed the final product and it is 25 oz, a little wight gain...
    That's not bad at all! It figures to be about 1.9 oz/sy. I've seen DIY silnylon come out much heavier and still have bare spots where water can get through!

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    Thank you! I am very satisfied with it!

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    The bug net looks great too. Did you use plans for that or did you figure it out yourself?

    Fronkey

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    It is similar to the Hammock Bliss No-seeum Cacoon (theirs weighs a little over a pound though). I used that as the basic idea then took away some size, and added or took away features I thought mine needed or didn't need! I like the ease of the zipper on the side as opposed to a sock that pulls up, and I also wanted something that full encloses me instead of draping over (last time I used one that draped over I got eatin alive through my 1.9oz hammock on the bottom!)

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    Excellent idea. I am thinking to treat some tarps too. On seams sealed with diluted silicone, I notice that the treated areas stay kind of sticky and don't want to unstuff from the stuff sack. Does your tarp turn into a stuck blob in the stuff sack?

    Ray

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    No, not at all! But you want to use a thinner solution for a tarp than you use for seam sealing. I mixed my solution with a little more mineral spirits than a 4:1 (spirits:silicone) and it seemed to be just about right.

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    Any updates on how the tarp is doing on the short term
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    I have used it on two trips and will use it again this weekend. No rain though.... although after last trip there was so much pollen on it, I set it up again at home and sprayed it off. I tested again at far and close range with pretty good pressure and still not even a slight mist came through! Everything else with the tarp seems to be working fine!

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