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[pct-l] Fabric Source and Sharp Telmail

You can get 1.1 oz silicone coated nylon from Outdoor Wilderness Fabrics in 
Nampa, ID (800-693-7467).  Be sure to ask for  silicone-coated because they 
also stock 1.1 oz urethane-coated nylon that is actually much heavier than 
1.1oz/sq yd.  

Regarding the Sharp Telmail, I loved it.  I used lithium AA batteries which 
made the whole unit weigh in at under 8 ozs.  Two sets of batteries lasted 
the entire trip and I used the machine a lot - at least 1 hr/day - for 
journaling.  My entire journal is still on the thing - about 60 pages - and 
there's room left over.  I had some trouble connecting in the mtns of S. CA 
because the phone lines are very noisy but otherwise it performed flawlessly. 
 At $150 for the machine and $9.95/month for unlimited 800# service from 
anywhere it's a bargain.  The unit is about the size of a checkbook but the 
keys are large and after a day or two I learned to type much faster than I 
can handwrite.


>Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 21:08:48 -0700 (PDT)
>From: SFox <sfox@eskimo.com>
>Subject: [pct-l] 1.1 oz coated nylon
>Goforth showed me some pretty nice items she made from 1.1 oz coated
>nylon. These included a tent, rain coat, rain chaps, gaitors, and some
>other items.
>Anyone know where to get this fabric? I'd ask Goforth, but she's off
>hiking again. She said some place in Texas, but I'm striking out in my
>research. TIA, Steve
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