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    DIY Material Source Comparison

    I made a chart today comparing prices and options at some of the more common places to buy DIY materials. Right now it only has fabrics but more will be added. Feel free to edit it as long as what you add is on topic(as in what you would buy when making a tarp, hammock, or quilt.).

    https://spreadsheets.google.com/spre...hl=en_US#gid=0

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    Nice work, scouter! It's no wonder why I'm always plugging www.diygearsupply.com.

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    Fantastic job scouter!

    Folks, this is a very, very young man that took this initiative and did a marvelous job!
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    Excellent! I am kicking around the idea of making a tarp, and this helps me make my choices. Along those lines, would one consider making a tarp from Sil seconds, or only the 1st choice silnylon for tarps?
    "I will study and get ready, and perhaps my chance will come." - Abraham Lincoln

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    Quote Originally Posted by aboyd View Post
    Excellent! I am kicking around the idea of making a tarp, and this helps me make my choices. Along those lines, would one consider making a tarp from Sil seconds, or only the 1st choice silnylon for tarps?
    You'll never know the difference between the 1st's and 2nd's except in the price.

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    Originally Posted by aboyd
    Excellent! I am kicking around the idea of making a tarp, and this helps me make my choices. Along those lines, would one consider making a tarp from Sil seconds, or only the 1st choice silnylon for tarps?
    As said by gmcttr, the only easily visible difference is the price. The seconds have very minor defects that will not be found unless scanning for them. They will still be waterproof.

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    Thank you so much Scouter! This is a terrific idea. Makes buying supplies on line much easier!!
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    Great job on the list. I am def a fan of DIY gear supply and most of the others on your list.
    and then

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    Thanks for doing this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    You'll never know the difference between the 1st's and 2nd's except in the price.
    Quote Originally Posted by the scouter View Post
    As said by gmcttr, the only easily visible difference is the price. The seconds have very minor defects that will not be found unless scanning for them. They will still be waterproof.
    Thanks guys! And thanks Scouter...you helped get DIYGeaSupply a sale just now, ordered my stuff to make my first DIY tarp.
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