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Great Canvas for Shelter / Blanket Roll

 
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 11:38 pm    Post subject: Great Canvas for Shelter / Blanket Roll Reply with quote

I got this tip from a friend of mine, Kent Klein. While trying to find a suitable cloth for a ground cloth/shelter, I wanted to avoid a seam, if possible. Kent showed me his cloth, which is a ten foot square piece of light-weight canvas. He got it at a theater supply store her in Utah. This is the stuff they paint as a backdrop. It comes in ten-foot rolls and simply needs to be cut to ten feet in length. He sewed in some ties on one side so that it easily converts from ground cloth to a diamond fly fit for two. He then waterproofed it and it turned out surprisingly light. I am working on my own at this time. Thanks, Kent. I hope this helps someone else out there besides me.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what was it waterproofed with ????

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone know of any theater supply stores in the Middle Tennessee area ???
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out Norcostco - a big theater supply outfit at www.norcostco.com
They have muslins up to 120" some are fire resistant.

I don't know about water repalancy right out of the box. This stuff is meant to be painted on.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks fot the information .

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

look up muslin on that site.... you are looking for the initials FR
NFR is not fire retardant.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:43 pm    Post subject: FR Treatment Reply with quote

The Norcostco site has fire retardant treatment in gallon jugs. Look under scenic expendables for flameproofing, Flamex product C26 for cotton, muslin and other natural fibers. Only $43.95, mix with 3 parts water. You end up with 4 gallons of fire retardant treatment...I wouldn't call anything fireproof... You could do your tentcloth and a few other things too. A friends hunting frock fringe got a little close to the fire recently and we've had fun abusing him with new camp names...RPG

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