2011년 12월 11일 일요일

Waxing bedroll



I enjoy sleeping in the open
with my homemade bedroll.
Like Nessmuk, I start to feel stuffy
in the four sides.




My bedroll is made up of
canvas cover, foil sheet bottom,
Thermarest air mat,
Mont-bell goose-down sleeping bag.




For frequent use,
bedroll's waterproofing declines.
There is limitation of waterproofing
by water-repellant on the market.
I decide to wax it,
and make some wax cakes.




The size of wax cake is important.
It should be at ease in rubbing.
3" x 2" about right.




Rubbing at rough skin,
fragments should be eliminated.




Testing with a similar cloth.
The optimum strength and direction
will be found.




An ironing board and a hair drier
are in needed.
An ironing board gives full facility
for rubbing in every inch of bedroll.




I wax more
to every joints or breaks,
and then, I melt wax thoroughly
with a hair drier.




Waterproofing test : PASS
I think I can sleep in the midst of rain
with this bedroll only.
:)


댓글 2개:

  1. I like at least a tarp over my head and a ground cloth under me. Guess I'm just a sissy! :-)

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