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    Would this work?

    Why couldn't a person purchase something inexpensive like this and make an underquilt from it?

    Only $39

    http://www.beyond-bedding.com/kicofedoco.html

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    Cotton material and weight.
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    100% cotton, 50 oz => 4 pounds.

    Don't want no cotton on long term trips. It would never dry out in the humid southern Applachians.

    4 pounds is heavy for 1 piece of gear for long distance hikers.

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    If you are looking for cost effective ways to insulate a hammock, look into closed cell foam pads (ccp). Not as comfortable to me, but some people love them. You could spend $10 and be warm into the teens.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tight-wad View Post
    100% cotton, 50 oz => 4 pounds.

    Don't want no cotton on long term trips. It would never dry out in the humid southern Applachians.

    4 pounds is heavy for 1 piece of gear for long distance hikers.
    Come on my Big Bama Buddy, not everyone is thru-hiking the AT or living in the deep south. (What can I say, I have been watching a lot of Scrubs).

    I heard Portland sees a couple inches of rain a year. Hopefully I'll find a job out there and find out for myself.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    something like that is sewn through, quilted, not baffelled, you can get prima-loft quilted between 2 layers of momentum 90 i noticed from www.thru-hiker.com, something like that would be what you would want if you go that route. the problem is, due to the quilting, the lines of stitching compress the insulation (synthetic), or there is none there(down) along those stitch lines, and make for an in-efficient quilt. thats why you won't see a sleeping bag like that unless it is just a summer bag, 3 season bags and up have a consistent loft throughout.

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    What if

    Well, what if you TIED a quilt instead of sewing lines.... like the old timey tied quilts...

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    You could buy a cheap rectangular synthetic bag, or 600 fill down one and hack it up. campmor has a 600 fill down bag for $80, and synthetics of various weights for less $. Figure you'll need 48" width or so for an UQ, so you might be able to knock 40% off of the weight of each item. Feel free to try anything you like, but as mentioned the cotton is a very bad idea.

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    Look at TeeDee's 8 part article on making a Bridge Hammock (in the Articles section). Somewhere in his instructions he shows how to convert a sleeping bag to use as an under quilt on a hammock. It was a very simple procedure.
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    A good and inexpensive underquilt can be made, as mentioned above, by purchasing a cheap sleeping bag, or acquiring one second hand, and modifying it:
    With a rectangular one, whose zip opens alaround the foot end, sew four pieces of tape as loops on all four corners. Link these with shockcords to the hammocks tie-outs. Close the part of the zip at the foot end and also cinch down the shockcord at the hood, and thats your UQ.
    With a mummy-shaped one, do likewise with the tape, but sew the two at the footend where the zip ends.
    Alternatively, if you will encounter temperatures not lower than +10°C, a poncho plus any blanket will do, as shown here:
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ead.php?t=1928
    Last edited by oetzi; 03-19-2008 at 11:59.

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