Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1

    Material for Tarp

    I'm string my first Trap build to cover my bridge hammock. Im looking at a 1.9 oz Coated Ripstop that say is has a water resistance of 1.2 PSI... Im not sure what is the best fabric to build a trap with? Like always weight is a concern but a trap that doesn't stop rain is dead wait from the start.
    Last edited by MrDieselTwitch; 11-29-2012 at 11:34. Reason: Miss-spelling in title

  2. #2
    Needs more Hang time Catavarie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Durham, NC
    Hammock
    LeanGreen/BigRed/DIY
    Tarp
    CatCut Hex/GG12
    Insulation
    Fur I grow myself
    Suspension
    Of Disbelief
    Posts
    3,519
    Images
    3
    I like a punji stick trap.

    However if you mean tarp then I would say that for cost vs weight:

    Cheapest and Heaviest to Lightest and most expensive:
    • Poly Tarp
    • PU Coated Nylon
    • SilNylon
    • Cuben Fiber
    *Heaven best have trees, because I plan to lounge for eternity.

    Good judgement is the result of experience and experience the result of bad judgement. - Mark Twain

    Trail name: Radar

    2014 Smoked Butt Hang Planning Thread | Sign up Sheet

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Pilot mt, NC
    Hammock
    wbbb
    Tarp
    Campmore 9x12
    Insulation
    pads
    Suspension
    single ring
    Posts
    303
    Images
    7
    What are you planning to TRAP?

  4. #4
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    South Central IN
    Hammock
    WBRR, Lots of DIY
    Tarp
    MacCat; Cloudburst
    Insulation
    Lynx, Ridge Creek
    Suspension
    Varies
    Posts
    5,204
    One frequently used fabric is the 30d Silnylon Ripstop 2nds from DIY Gear Supply.

    While punji sticks have their place, I prefer a wire snare if I plan to eat it.

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    One frequently used fabric is the 30d Silnylon Ripstop 2nds from DIY Gear Supply.

    While punji sticks have their place, I prefer a wire snare if I plan to eat it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bonepile View Post
    What are you planning to TRAP?
    Quote Originally Posted by Catavarie View Post
    I like a punji stick trap.

    However if you mean tarp then I would say that for cost vs weight:

    Cheapest and Heaviest to Lightest and most expensive:
    • Poly Tarp
    • PU Coated Nylon
    • SilNylon
    • Cuben Fiber
    Man one little type-o lol

    I found 40D ACU Urethane coated Nylon. It says 3.3 oz/yd... does any one know of an ACU Pattern in a silnylon?

  6. #6
    Senior Member Davigilante's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Billings, MT
    Hammock
    Kammok Roo
    Suspension
    Python Straps
    Posts
    377
    OUR CRUISERS CAN'T REPEL FIREPOWER OF THIS MAGNITUDE!

    But perhaps Sil can repel a big rain storm.
    ‟I’m in love with Montana. For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection. But with Montana it is love.″ – John Steinbeck

  7. #7
    Senior Member thepikey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Lawrenceville, GA
    Hammock
    DIY HH clone sorta
    Tarp
    DIY 11x10ish mess
    Insulation
    DIY Primaloft UQ
    Suspension
    DIY straps w/whoop
    Posts
    141
    Images
    10
    I haven't been able to find sil in any camo patterns, the best you can usually do is foliage grey/green or coyote brown. The tarp (my first) I made from that PU coated nylon is in a MARPAT. I got a deal on it, but it's pretty heavy. 10x12ish comes in at close to 1.75lbs. Its not that light, but it does feel pretty bomb proof and I used it through a tornado last march and it held well. Still, my current set up is lighter than my tent so for now I'm happy. Maybe after the holidays I might scrounge up some cash to invest in some proper sil.
    Coimhéad fearg fhear na foighde.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •