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    Sleeping bag nylon...for a hammock

    In my search for materials here in India I finally touched bases with a guy who owns an adventure shop who can connect me with a few suppliers of nylon. The one is a lady who works with parachute nylon in Goa, but he said that would be expensive (I never really know what that means here ). The other option is he can connect me with the supplier who provides the nylon shell for his sleeping bags.

    Does the nylon for hammocks need to be ripstop? Would a lightweight sleepingbag nylon work just as well?

    I'm looking on making 4 hammocks, one for each of us in the family, so I would like to not spend a ton of money only to find out nobody else likes hanging besides me

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    You should be fine with normal nylon, sleeping bag shells are normally softer/silkier feeling than the ripstop i have anyway, it is my understanding that the only real difference is that ripstop stops it ripping past the stronger thread that makes the squares, not really any difference in strength but might be more of an issue if hammocks are being treated quite roughly! I think anyway, feel free ti correct me.
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    If my memory serves me, Warbonnet Blackbirds in 1.7 ounce are nylon but are not made of ripstop. I borrowed one during my first-ever group hang and it was incredibly comfortable. If you can get a weight of the nylon that he uses in the sleeping bags (which I guess would be at least 1.1) that would be helpful info.

    I randomly purchased some heavier nylon (not ripstop) to try some experiments on and it's held up fine so far.
    Syb
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    The only purpose of ripstop is to prevent fraying past the square during normal use. with a load it will still tear through, to put it in lehman's terms. It will not prevent a butt-in-dirt moment any more than a taffeta will. Go right ahead and use a taffeta and please let us know how it works out...I smell a future group buy in the making...
    "We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it."- G. W. Sears

    My forum name is Fish<><; I'm in the navy; and I hate sleeping on the ground. If I didn't need ground to walk on or measure resistance to, I think I could happily give it up.

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    Thanks. I figured it would be okay. Just needed a hug . I'm all for cheap. I've sourced nice and light silnylon (or something similar) so this was actually the only piece missing. I thought dyneema would be the hard part but I found Marlow Excel D12 and it seems to be very similar to the Amsteel used in the states. But straight nylon fabric has been a real trick.

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    You might contact some of the cottage companies like scott at diygearsupply.com to see if they could ship to india

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