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Posted: 1/21/2008 11:29:34 AM EST
a tent. I have a piece of ACU fabric 90" by 60", 1000 denier and waterproofed. Looking to make a bivy tent. Thanks.
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 11:39:35 AM EST
try your local shoe repair place, they can usually sew large heavy things.
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 11:50:23 AM EST
Saddle/Tack shop or an upholstery shop.,....
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 2:12:53 PM EST
There are a few suggestions in this thread:
Tactical Seamstress
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 2:16:26 PM EST
how about arfcom's own thereisnospoon? some examples of his work (and others) are here.

Link Posted: 1/21/2008 2:19:26 PM EST
Protus is fairly good at making survival tents as well.
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 3:41:34 PM EST
Thanks for the ideas. I'll check them out.
Link Posted: 1/22/2008 1:12:15 AM EST

Originally Posted By pinkmist7-62:
a tent. I have a piece of ACU fabric 90" by 60", 1000 denier and waterproofed. Looking to make a bivy tent. Thanks.




Originally Posted By donne3:
how about arfcom's own thereisnospoon? some examples of his work (and others) are here.



sppon does custom tent work.
i mainly do solo line 2/ghb silnylon tarps.

lil heavy for a tent, but thats just me . get with spoon, he'll help ya out.
Link Posted: 1/22/2008 3:27:50 PM EST
90" by 60" is barely enough for a decent sleeping bag. My bags are 84X42 and they seem confining at times. I think you need a bit more fabric for intended use. By the time the edges are folded for sewing, you'll have a straighjacket.
Link Posted: 1/22/2008 5:31:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By tommygun2000:
90" by 60" is barely enough for a decent sleeping bag. My bags are 84X42 and they seem confining at times. I think you need a bit more fabric for intended use. By the time the edges are folded for sewing, you'll have a straighjacket.


After finishing the edge at a bare minimum you'll have 88"x28" on each side...even if you're leaving alot of airspace on the sides is a very small non-lighweight tent.

Pete
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 1:03:21 AM EST

Originally Posted By Rudison:

Originally Posted By tommygun2000:
90" by 60" is barely enough for a decent sleeping bag. My bags are 84X42 and they seem confining at times. I think you need a bit more fabric for intended use. By the time the edges are folded for sewing, you'll have a straighjacket.


After finishing the edge at a bare minimum you'll have 88"x28" on each side...even if you're leaving alot of airspace on the sides is a very small non-lighweight tent.

Pete


min for anything imho is 4x7... thats it,, cover yourself tight to the floor and lay there.

5x8's are perfect for single use.. gives you enough room to put your gear( with me at 5'11 my pack at my feet..line2 at my head,,no issues in the rain)
also they give you enough that you can set them up high enough to sit under but still be low enough to keep rains and some wind off y ou.


1000d and 90x60 wont do much... again contact spoon.. send him your fabric and let him make you a kick ass solo bivy which he shows on his site,,, he's got a few cool lil designs.
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