Scouts-L Mail Archive for November of 1998: dining fly
Thu, 12 Nov 1998 22:31:39 EST
A Scouter writes:
My question to the list is:
I have some plastic pool covering that I obtained from a neighbor. I
would like to cut it to use for patrol dining flys. What size would you
recommend? (8 x 8 or 8 x 10 , etc.) and what would be a method to
reinforce the grommet areas. How could I bond extra layers of plastic
to build up the thickness to make it stronger. The plastic is fairly
thick as compared to the garbage bag thickness.
Don't put any grommets in at all. If you're rabid weight-cutters, this will
appeal on that basis, but there's a better reason: you can use small rocks or
pinecones and slip knots to hold your lines in place, and you can custom-fit
them along the edges for wherever you are, however the trees are spaced or
whatever overhang you need for the particular space. Also, you won't need to
worry about tearing out the grommets, at which point you'd need to dio this
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