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JackandMattie 02-17-2014 09:43 PM

Bite Suit Fabric?
 
Anyone know the specs on bite suit fabric? Or fabric for snake bite protection? Military grade fabric? Any cut-resistant fabric?

I am shopping for a material I can purchase by the yard that will complete a backyard installation I'm planning (functional art, but needs to withstand small predators)... I need a fabric that will withstand snakes and raccoons and is water resistant, not necessarily waterproof.

Am considering Ballistic Nylon and Condura, so if you know anything about those, PLEASE share!!!

David Winners 02-17-2014 09:58 PM

Blue Parachute Material By the Running Yard - Material & Fabric - Genuine Surplus

JackandMattie 02-17-2014 11:06 PM

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Originally Posted by David Winners (Post 5041306)

That's good! Thank you, David

But I'm looking for something stronger...and In a natural color. Something to put a military-grade tent style roof on this enclosure:

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jocoyn 02-17-2014 11:12 PM

A coated 1000 denier cordura should be pretty tough stuff available in all kinds of colors and camo. All my pack stuff is made of that and it is very rugged.

You could research cordura vs ballistic but I think the cordura would give you a more natural look and be more abrasion resistant.

David Winners 02-17-2014 11:24 PM

I would suggest canvas then. No need to reinvent the wheel. Cut to shape, put some eyes in it and hang it however you want. Short term you could use paracord, long term cable.

Bite suits are made from cotton, cotton nylon blend, flax and Olefin. Olefin is marketed as Herculon, and used for upholstery.

I'm no suit expert. Google rocks :)

David Winners

David Winners 02-17-2014 11:33 PM

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Originally Posted by jocoyn (Post 5041546)
A coated 1000 denier cordura should be pretty tough stuff available in all kinds of colors and camo. All my pack stuff is made of that and it is very rugged.

You could research cordura vs ballistic but I think the cordura would give you a more natural look and be more abrasion resistant.

http://www.ahh.biz/cordura/

$15.30 / yd



David Winners

JackandMattie 02-18-2014 02:22 AM

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Originally Posted by David Winners (Post 5041618)
I would suggest canvas then. No need to reinvent the wheel. Cut to shape, put some eyes in it and hang it however you want. Short term you could use paracord, long term cable.

Bite suits are made from cotton, cotton nylon blend, flax and Olefin. Olefin is marketed as Herculon, and used for upholstery.

I'm no suit expert. Google rocks :)

David Winners


Good point. Google does rock.

I was just hoping I could get beyond google with this question... After all, people could google "my GSD puppy is biting me!" And get an answer. Thought maybe the forum could help.

Silly me.


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volcano 02-18-2014 02:33 AM

He gave you the best answer right there and you dismissed it. He didnt google fu that response, hes in the military and canvas is what they have used forever. Or go ahead with the 15 dollar a yard stuff so that snakes cant bite through it?

David Winners 02-18-2014 03:00 AM

Did you think there were makers of bite suits here or something? I had to Google what mine is made of. Never really cared. It works.

And I have put up a shelter or 2.

I guess silly me for trying to help.

Good luck

David Winners

MichaelE 02-18-2014 06:51 AM

Firehose material if you can find it. The stuff wears like iron.


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