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    Question S to S "sil" bag material & tarp questions!

    So I have an XXS orange (dunno if that matters a hill o' beans) really, really lightweight silnylon drawstring Sea to Summit brand bag.

    Question #1: Does anyone know what weight this silnylon is? I scored about 14 yards of the Wally World version of this (Sea to Summit bag) material.

    Question #2: Is this weight what everyone makes their hammocking tarps out of?

    I went back to the same Wal-mart yesterday (one month after the initial score) to see if they had any more silnylon left...and lo and behold, I got some more, but it is heavier.

    I am jumping up and down ready to make one of Black Knight's Black Cat tarps (Mom sews and has agreed to help! Lucky me!)

    Thanks for any insight you can provide!

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    Last edited by Suzyqhoo; 03-07-2007 at 21:15. Reason: change title :)

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    I have to seatosummit bags and really like them. I can't say for sure, but I think it is the standard 1.1 oz before coating 1.3 oz total weight per square yard sil.

    My tarp is out of walmart sil. Works great for me so far. If you make your own bags consider using a buckle closure like a dry bag. Add a little seam seal and you have something conpletly waterproof. I thought about doing that, but I do not think I can do it and have the weight the same as the seatosummit ones.

    BTW, if you come across extra sil I will be more than happy to take it off your hands.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzy View Post
    So I have an XXS orange (dunno if that matters a hill o' beans) really, really lightweight silnylon drawstring Sea to Summit brand bag.

    Question #1: Does anyone know what weight this silnylon is? I scored about 14 yards of the Wally World version of this (Sea to Summit bag) material.

    Question #2: Is this weight what everyone makes their hammocking tarps out of?

    I went back to the same Wal-mart yesterday (one month after the initial score) to see if they had any more silnylon left...and lo and behold, I got some more, but it is heavier.

    Thanks for any insight you can provide!

    Suz
    You're more lucky than you know - Walmart sil is kind of the Holy Grail of the DIY-er!

    Quote Originally Posted by Suzy View Post
    I am jumping up and down ready to make one of Black Knight's Black Cat tarps (Mom sews and has agreed to help! Lucky me!)
    Enjoy the directions, happy sewing, and I'll forgive you for the misnomer! Welcome and let me know how it turns out!
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    yeah, like black knight said<g>, silnlon from wal-mart is hard to find.
    what people sometimes find & think is silnylon is actually DWR treated 1.1oz ripstop nylon. so be sure it's sil before you start your tarp.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    I recently found 16yrd of sil at Wal-mart. Its banana yellow. I am thinking of making a Yellow Blackcat (If that makes any since).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazilla View Post
    I recently found 16yrd of sil at Wal-mart. Its banana yellow. I am thinking of making a Yellow Blackcat (If that makes any since).
    I think that would make it a YellowCat!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stoikurt View Post
    I think that would make it a YellowCat!
    That would be a cat with a yellow streak, AKA a scaredy cat
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    How about calling it the Aly-Cat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    How about calling it the Aly-Cat?
    In that case, just go all the way and make it an Alky-Cat!
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    I was thinking Alysoid-Catenary.

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