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#133847 - 05/17/10 02:17 PM I finished making My Silnylon tent!!!
Kent W Offline
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Registered: 10/15/09
Posts: 607
Loc: IL.
I am happy to say I finished my silnylon tent this weekend! All I have to do is get a nice day to seam seal it. I made the Jones tent 2 from the make your own gear web site. I made a stuff sack for it this morning. Total weight including rear pole and stakes in the stuff sack 2 Pounds 1 ounce! I may be able to skim a ounce or two yet as my guy lines are a bit heavier than needed. This has got to be close to the lightest two person tent on the planet? Total cost was about 95 bucks However I have close to seven yards silnylon left over. I purchased form noah lamport and there is a ten yard min on each color. I am so pleased with how it came out. I wish I could post pictures on here. My next project will be a G4 pack. I may use Silnylon on the G4 instead of 2.2 ounce ripstop? with proper care I think it would be strong enough with light loads. Happy Trails!


Edited by Kent W (05/17/10 02:18 PM)
Edit Reason: error

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#133852 - 05/17/10 05:38 PM Re: I finished making My Silnylon tent!!! [Re: Kent W]
routerdoubter Offline
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Registered: 09/16/09
Posts: 17
Loc: Seattle, PNWet
why can't you post pics?

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#133859 - 05/17/10 08:24 PM Re: I finished making My Silnylon tent!!! [Re: routerdoubter]
Kent W Offline
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Registered: 10/15/09
Posts: 607
Loc: IL.
Have you tried. They have to be online via other host!

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#133860 - 05/17/10 08:25 PM Re: I finished making My Silnylon tent!!! [Re: routerdoubter]
Kent W Offline
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Registered: 10/15/09
Posts: 607
Loc: IL.
If you hava e a host site or would like me to email you them no problem!

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#133912 - 05/18/10 07:04 PM Re: I finished making My Silnylon tent!!! [Re: Kent W]
Franco Offline
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Registered: 04/05/04
Posts: 997
Loc: Australia
I use Photobucket.
It is free and from memory was pretty quick and painless to join and upload.
Franco
http://photobucket.com/

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#133914 - 05/18/10 07:31 PM Re: I finished making My Silnylon tent!!! [Re: Franco]
taM Offline
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Registered: 01/31/10
Posts: 112
Loc: Nashville, TN
Originally Posted By Franco
I use Photobucket.
It is free and from memory was pretty quick and painless to join and upload.
Franco
http://photobucket.com/


agreed!

that's what I use, very straightforward, free, simple.
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#133917 - 05/18/10 08:29 PM Re: I finished making My Silnylon tent!!! [Re: taM]
Kent W Offline
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Registered: 10/15/09
Posts: 607
Loc: IL.
I opened photo bucket account but dont people need to be invited to share photos?

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#133918 - 05/18/10 08:33 PM Re: I finished making My Silnylon tent!!! [Re: Kent W]
Kent W Offline
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Registered: 10/15/09
Posts: 607
Loc: IL.
here is url for photo bucket photos of my silnylon tent. I have been tweaking stakes and it eliminates rinkles in fabric from my first photos.
[img]http://s866.photobucket.com/home/kentaw[/img]

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#133919 - 05/18/10 08:35 PM Re: I finished making My Silnylon tent!!! [Re: Kent W]
Kent W Offline
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Registered: 10/15/09
Posts: 607
Loc: IL.
Oh the photo of the stuff sack has my tent in it . IT is 5 inch diameter silnylon and 15 inches long. The stauff sack is not tightly stuffed, and includes all tent poles and stakes!

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#133920 - 05/18/10 08:38 PM Re: I finished making My Silnylon tent!!! [Re: Kent W]
Tango61 Offline
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Registered: 12/27/05
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Loc: East Texas Piney Woods

NO, you can have private and public albums.

Post the pic's you want to show on the forum into the public album and then you can put them in a thread.

You will have Photobucket (PB) open and right click on the image, select "Copy image location" and then in your post use the insert image icon (it will be the 4th from the left) and paste the url address. Once you figure it out, its pretty easy.
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#133922 - 05/18/10 08:54 PM Re: I finished making My Silnylon tent!!! [Re: Tango61]
Kent W Offline
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Registered: 10/15/09
Posts: 607
Loc: IL.
Yes we crossed in the jungle I posted photobucket photo link two messages behind you. It seems to work?

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#133929 - 05/18/10 11:39 PM Re: I finished making My Silnylon tent!!! [Re: Kent W]
DJ2 Offline
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Registered: 01/06/02
Posts: 1347
Loc: Seattle, WA
Thanks for the photos. Nice job.

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#133932 - 05/19/10 01:00 AM Re: I finished making My Silnylon tent!!! [Re: DJ2]
Franco Offline
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Registered: 04/05/04
Posts: 997
Loc: Australia
If you follow the directions from Tango you can post the pictures here directly.
like this :

BTW, when I tried to do it the first time it was very frustrating, easy once you know...
Franco

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#134113 - 05/22/10 10:08 PM Re: I finished making My Silnylon tent!!! [Re: Franco]
Wild Backpacker Offline
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Registered: 05/02/10
Posts: 8
Loc: Utah, USA
That looks fantastic! I've always wanted to do this, but haven't been able to find the time. But $95 isn't bad at all! And I'm pretty jealous that it is only 2 pounds. Have you tried it out yet?

Good luck on the G4 pack! Hope you post the results of that one too!


Edited by Wild Backpacker (05/22/10 10:12 PM)

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#134117 - 05/22/10 10:52 PM Re: I finished making My Silnylon tent!!! [Re: Wild Backpacker]
Kent W Offline
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Registered: 10/15/09
Posts: 607
Loc: IL.
I havent hiked with it yet but have seam sealed it and tweaked the guy lines with gear in the tent. This Has eliminated the wrinkles you see in the photos. I received my G4 pack kit from Quest outfitters a couple days ago. I plan to make three packs from the pattern . One will be for me and the other two for my son and girl friend. They are interested in hiking so i want to encourage them. My G4 will be made fro 1.1 oz a yard silnylon. Hoping for ten to eleven ounce total pack weight? I will post

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#134119 - 05/22/10 11:55 PM Re: I finished making My Silnylon tent!!! [Re: Kent W]
Tangohkr Offline
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Registered: 11/08/09
Posts: 57
Loc: Arizona
Looks great! Very nice job! Thanks for sharing.
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#134187 - 05/24/10 07:51 PM Re: I finished making My Silnylon tent!!! [Re: Kent W]
routerdoubter Offline
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Registered: 09/16/09
Posts: 17
Loc: Seattle, PNWet
what did you use for the rear arch pole? i like your design.

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#134189 - 05/24/10 09:05 PM Re: I finished making My Silnylon tent!!! [Re: routerdoubter]
Kent W Offline
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Registered: 10/15/09
Posts: 607
Loc: IL.
I didnt desighn it. It is the Jones tent two plans on make your own gear. However,back pole sujested in plans is no longer available. I have a metel lathe and turned lightweigh aluminm ferrals for a 5 piece pole made from kids fiberglass arrow shafts! works great and weighs practicly nil. However there are some great lightweight pole offerings on Quest outfitters web site!

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