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Questions about making tent/poncho and using grommets/metal snaps  RSS feed

 
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Not sure what section this should be in, but I am planning to make a poncho and maybe a tarp out of some 1.45 oz ripstop nylon material that I got a good deal on.

I think that material should be suitable, it is certainly lighter weight than most  "high quality" ponchos and such but the weight is the main factor for me. I bought a Swiss Military Poncho a while ago and that thing is so darn heavy I hate to wear it, much less carry the thing and I want to make some stuff for a get-home-bag. Also keep a plastic painters tarp in the car for emergency shelter but it is too heavy as well.

Does anyone have experience sewing lightweight tents? Or using grommets/metal snaps
(the kind that snap on with a fastener, not sew on). Looking to get 1/2" grommets with a tool, and 12.5 inch snap with a tool for a poncho; and maybe for some waterproof bags and dog jackets. Also buying some black paracord to make drawstrings for the bags, hoodie etc....

I have never bought or used grommets/metal snaps and don't want to waste money ordering the wrong stuff/size, then never having a use for it.
 
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