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tenngun 
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tenngun
08-27-18 10:00 AM - Post#1699908    

    In response to Loyalist Dave

I have no experience with the product and not making any recommendations here. I know panther primitive s sells a Spanish red water proofed canvas. I don’t know if it’s stiff or how well it works, it’s not too pricey I think, and PP makes generally good products.

Edited by tenngun on 08-27-18 10:01 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
jrmflintlock 
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jrmflintlock
08-27-18 12:53 PM - Post#1699946    

    In response to Sicilian hunter

The Jemez is a great place to get away. Tons of deer and elk to hunt and Turkey too. There are Grouse up higher which are great fun with a smooth bore! You will like it. The Carson NF and the Pecos Wilderness up North is great too and you should not run into "Mad" People up there!

Too bad I don't live there anymore, I was always looking for folks to Trek with!

Good Luck!!

 
Sicilian hunter 
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08-27-18 07:59 PM - Post#1700050    

    In response to Black Hand

Hand,
Have you tried the Barn paint ?

 
Sicilian hunter 
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08-27-18 08:03 PM - Post#1700052    

    In response to Loyalist Dave

Loyalist,
Ever heard of iron oxide used as a pigment ( i know its rust).
I seen to recall that in a recipe

 
Sicilian hunter 
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08-27-18 08:09 PM - Post#1700053    

    In response to jrmflintlock

JRM,
Dang! Sorry you moved on.
I know I have a way to go before I am Trek-worthy gear-wise but I am willing and looking for folks that are local and want to give it a go here in NM.
I got a smoothbore on the way and look forward to testing it out on birds, tree rats and bunnies!
The Crazies thin out as the altitude goes up and the trail gets rough!

 
Black Hand 
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Black Hand
08-27-18 10:11 PM - Post#1700072    

    In response to Sicilian hunter

  • Sicilian hunter Said:
Hand,
Have you tried the Barn paint ?


Yes - however, I used the latex-based variety at the time. It worked, but I feel the linseed oil version would fill the pores better. The treated canvas is much stiffer and heavy.


 
Loyalist Dave 
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Loyalist Dave
08-28-18 07:30 AM - Post#1700111    

    In response to Sicilian hunter

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Loyalist,
Ever heard of iron oxide used as a pigment ( i know its rust).
I seen to recall that in a recipe




Yes when mixed with boiled linseed oil. It was, and is, called Spanish Brown. Mark Baker shows how to use it to make a shelter cloth in one of his videos. I've used the same technique with finely ground charcoal to make black, full length gaiters, and to make spatter dashers.

Some of the first wet weather gear for sailors were canvas coats painted with yellow ochre and boiled linseed oil.

LD

 
Sicilian hunter 
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09-01-18 10:50 AM - Post#1700731    

    In response to Loyalist Dave

Loyalist,
I know I could use the info especially re-starting like I am but the price of Baker's DVD set is a bit of a deterrent when I could spend that $100+ else where more practically.
I bought both the "Pilgrim's Journey" books and am currently devouring them.

 
Loyalist Dave 
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Loyalist Dave
09-02-18 07:43 AM - Post#1700836    

    In response to Sicilian hunter

Ah well you probably don't have the need for the videos if you have both volumes of A Pilgrim's Journey. Just remember to check the dates on the articles, as he progesses through them, and shows how he improves over time as he gets access to better, first-hand accounts.

As far as the paint goes, Mr. Baker simply took a coffee can and some BLO, and some powdered, Spanish brown, and mixed the two together until he got what he considered the right consistency, and then painted his fabric. I think there's a article on how to do it in the books.

Some folks like to cut the BLO with turpentine, and either settle for a water resistant fabric, or to paint both sides and reduce the weight a little. The turpentine is pretty stinky, so that's an outside project for sure.

LD

 
tenngun 
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tenngun
09-10-18 06:33 PM - Post#1701989    

    In response to Loyalist Dave

Just watched the Kentuckian, he had a small camp but it was amazing how much stuff he rolled in to a blanket roll

 
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