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Water "proofing" nylon

Dean & Tyra S.
user 8718740
Debary, FL
Post #: 12
Be it in a base camp or on the trail...being comfortable is the "key" to having a good time on the trail or in camp....Keep in mind nothing is completely water proof; if enough water enters a surface it will eventually penetrate it,yes even Gortex...anyways here's some great links to increase one's confort level when the weather goes south; Preperation "before" the trip is key.

http://bwca.cc/trippl...­
http://www.sierratrad...­
http://www.nikwax-usa...­
http://www.dryguywate...­
http://www.mcnett.com...­
http://www.amazon.com...­

Astko Water Guard can be purchased at Walmart its great along with the Nikwax and the Gearaid seam sealer is amazing stuff.

Also Backpacker magazine did a study on whether rolling a tent or stuffing a tent made a difference....stuffing creates tiny cracks in water proof coatings shortening the life of a water proof nylon surface...so roll those tents.
Linda S
LindaSpears
Ocala, FL
Post #: 113
Thanks a million. I was looking at gear (always!!!). ...and ran across some kind of water proofer. What was interesting is that they sold THREE different formulas for water proofing. Maybe one for clothing next to skin, one for boots, and one for gear. I don't remember the brand, but here is application http://www.atsko.com/...­


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