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That is terrific that it worked out. I love reading successful trip reports!!!!!
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Sweet! I did this once to a cheapie synthetic bag when I built my first DIY gathered end hammock. It worked out well but I think you're sewing is likely a lot better than mine!
Thanks for sharing - let us know how well it works for you in the long haul!
p.s. I found it impossible to get a diagonal lay in mine so I moved to a foam pad soon after. Are you finding the same thing?
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I can lie pretty much however I want too... I'm thinking of making a hammock sock to put over it for a little wind block as well as dew and frost guard... Any recommendations for materials...
try shaking the fill (down?) away from the future cut, sew a big 'buttonhole' format of bar-tacks, ( i.e. two long bars close together, then two short bars to join them at the ends)then carefully cut the fabric. apply GG as needed.
Hope that helps, KM
I had a campout in the backyard with my boy on the weekend. Used a bag unzipped alround and just tied shock cord to the four corners and up to the suspension. Not elegant nor a long term solution, but makes me think this could be an easier DIY than I anticipated.
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I have a similar bag also. What was the brand and type of bag? I have been thinging of using mine as a TQ, but had never thought about as an UQ. If I did this, then all I'd have to do is get a small TQ.
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I think its time to play around with my bag and hammock! TQ/UQ = lots o $, Bag is paid for! Thanks for the post..
I actually did this with a 7" rectangular Coleman bag that has a separate foot box zipper. It worked great but the bag kept slipping down towards the middle on the first night resulting in cold feet. The second night I tied a "noose" around the bottom of the bag and secured it to the suspension. I was toasty to 40 degrees.
hammock [ham-uhk] noun
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