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#280679 - 05/15/16 11:32 AM DIY Oilskin Tarp
Russ Online   content
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Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4414
Loc: SOCAL
How to Make Lightweight Oilskin Tarps from Bed Sheets Interesting project. If I lived in hurricane country I'd make up a few of these just to have on hand.

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#280680 - 05/15/16 12:07 PM Re: DIY Oilskin Tarp [Re: Russ]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Good share, very cool.

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#280681 - 05/15/16 01:30 PM Re: DIY Oilskin Tarp [Re: chaosmagnet]
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Useful indeed, although I would prefer to use nylon/polyester webbing, or even paracord, for attachment points, rather than lamp wicks...
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#280682 - 05/15/16 03:18 PM Re: DIY Oilskin Tarp [Re: Russ]
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Interesting approach. Keep it away from the campfire, though.

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#280683 - 05/15/16 11:23 PM Re: DIY Oilskin Tarp [Re: dougwalkabout]
haertig Offline
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Registered: 03/13/05
Posts: 1835
Loc: Colorado
Interesting, in the same way that learning how to wash your clothes on a washboard is interesting. But neither is very practical for most people. I think I'd just buy some waterproof tarps at the store and be done with it.

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#280684 - 05/16/16 01:58 AM Re: DIY Oilskin Tarp [Re: Russ]
Phaedrus Offline
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Registered: 04/28/10
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Ye gods! Interesting article but I'm afraid just clicking on the link might have landed me on some FBI/NSA watch list! shocked Just an FYI for anyone reading the link is to a real tinfoil-hat-type stuff.
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#280686 - 05/16/16 03:14 AM Re: DIY Oilskin Tarp [Re: Phaedrus]
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Probably not, FBI has bigger fish to fry. I found it through a teaser article on PeakProsperity.com

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#280687 - 05/16/16 03:47 AM Re: DIY Oilskin Tarp [Re: Russ]
Phaedrus Offline
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Registered: 04/28/10
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Ah, interesting site. I'll have to poke around there a bit. Good find on the DIY oilcloth.
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#280743 - 05/21/16 12:58 AM Re: DIY Oilskin Tarp [Re: Russ]
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Registered: 02/03/07
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Loc: Alberta, Canada
I'm curious/confused about boiled linseed vs. raw. I've read some suggestions that raw has more penetrating power (and more pungent power too), and it can be used to waterproof boots etc. But perhaps it doesn't cure (stays sticky)?

Any wisdom you guys can offer?

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#280746 - 05/21/16 04:18 AM Re: DIY Oilskin Tarp [Re: dougwalkabout]
hikermor Offline
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Doug, try this reference https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linseed_oil

More than you will ever want to know about flaxseed oil....
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