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    Senior Member streamline's Avatar
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    Source for silnylon 1.1 2nds

    I am on a tight budget an love diy projects. I am going to get started working on a tarp as soon as I can get my hands on 8 - 9 yards of sil. Any suggestions on where to get the best price.
    Wally Worlds in my area no longer sell fabric and I know you guys/gals are a wealth of knowledge.

    Thanks

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    haha you found the right place my friend check out.

    http://backwoodsdaydreamer.webs.com/

    forum member Sclittlefield man named Scott. A great guy and very helpful with DIY projects. He used to make tarps around here but no longer does only sells DIY materials now.
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    +1 on Scott and DIY Gear. Just recieved my large shipment the other day. Have a UQ/TQ and bug net planned thanks to him. Fantastic service.
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    Scott is my preferred vendor for gear related supplies...

    His new site is: Http://www.diygearsupply.com
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    BackWoods

    Thanks guys. lol I actually had a paypal shopping cart full there yesterday but I wanted to ask about any other sources. After it is all said and done I come in at $65 ish in supplies and that doesn't include what I already have.

    At that price I could bag lunch for a couple weeks and get a Wilderness logics tad pole for $80. I am kind of torn, I love diy projects but I have some other things I want to work on for my hang system and a diy mtb headlamp to finish before night riding season ;-), to many hobbies.

    decisions decision

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    I had a set of cateyes daylights when I was in japan. On a Giant Cadex. Man I miss that setup. Blasting down those mountains at night was a trip. Kinda off subject... sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by streamline View Post
    Thanks guys. lol I actually had a paypal shopping cart full there yesterday but I wanted to ask about any other sources. After it is all said and done I come in at $65 ish in supplies and that doesn't include what I already have.

    At that price I could bag lunch for a couple weeks and get a Wilderness logics tad pole for $80. I am kind of torn, I love diy projects but I have some other things I want to work on for my hang system and a diy mtb headlamp to finish before night riding season ;-), to many hobbies.

    decisions decision
    Of course it's up to you. Making gear sure is a lot of fun though... and using gear you made sure is a satisfying feeling... lol


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    NCPatrick

    Guess i'm SCPatrick ;-)

    I here you man. For some reason this diy project is making me nervous. I have already made an hammock, UQ and a small square tarp but the sheer size and the cat cuts and such have me hesitating. I need to just bite the bullet and get to ordering supplies. I think if I cut the size of the tarp by a bit I can get better coverage than the tad pole and at about half price.

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    If it's any comfort to you, I have only helped with a DIY tarp and I have yet to try the whole thing myself -- although do I keep the materials at the ready for when I feel like tackling it... one of these days, maybe soon.


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    Went ahead and pulled the trigger. I am going to make a Black Cat style tarp but a bit shorter. 10'x 7.5 - 8'.

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