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    waterproofing ripstop

    I bought my ripstop at hancock fabrics and I'm not sure what kind it is. Has anyone waterproofed any and how did it turn out? Recomendations on what waterproofing to get? I'm thinking of sewing two 12'x5' together to make a 12'x10' and leaving a channel in the middle to run my line through. Maybe putting a knot in the line at each end to keep it from sliding and tying each end off around the tree.

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    Super long thread but worth the read.

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    Having made my own sil successfully following tips in the mentioned thread, I came to the conclusion that there is absolutely no reason to make you own silicone treatment unless you HAVE TO HAVE a color or pattern that isn't available. It's doable, but a pain in the butt, and messy. Better, IMO to just buy some silnylon. The quality of what you end up with is less than what you can buy, plus it will be heavier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Detail Man View Post
    Having made my own sil successfully following tips in the mentioned thread, I came to the conclusion that there is absolutely no reason to make you own silicone treatment unless you HAVE TO HAVE a color or pattern that isn't available. It's doable, but a pain in the butt, and messy. Better, IMO to just buy some silnylon. The quality of what you end up with is less than what you can buy, plus it will be heavier.

    Just my 2 cents.
    ^^^+1...and the 1.9oz (before waterproofing) nylon you have will make the tarp twice as heavy and bulky as the 1.1 silnylon commonly used.

    The nylon you have will make two nice hammocks.

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    joemcc, since you don't have much in the way of insulation yet, you might think of making a hammock sock. It's basically an envelope that surrounds your hammock to creat a microclimate retaining some heat. A hammock sock shouldn't be waterproof, but dwr would be fine. This would help keep some wind off of you. It's no substitute for down, but is just one more tool in your kit.

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    yeah by the time you buy the stuff to do it it will cost as much if not more to just get the real thing... and like others have said it will be very heavy if you are using 1.9oz ripstop
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    Yeah that all makes sense. It looks to be a pain. I am going to just wet it and hope it is sil already lol. If not my wife now wants a hammock so I can make her one.

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    or even an underquilt
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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