Results 1 to 6 of 6

Threaded View

Previous Post Previous Post   Next Post Next Post
  1. #1
    Senior Member Rabid Deer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    St Augusta, MN (St Cloud)
    Camo Superfly
    HG 0* UQ, 20* TQ
    WS + Whoopie Hooks

    Question UQ Planning Questions

    Well, I've got my WBBB and SF, which I haven't even had time to set up yet, buy I'm already planning the next step. It's underquilt time. I'm planning on making a winter UQ first, as that is the type of camping I will be doing most. I live in MN and I've camped on the ground in -20* so I'm planning to do the same in a hammock.
    Here is my sleeping bag that I will be using as a topquilt:
    My thought was to use this bag as an UQ:
    There is a method to my madness. I know that both of these bags are huge and bulky, but that doesn't matter too much for winter camping as I pull a pulk. I am planning to do some winter bikepacking as well, where bulk may play a bigger role. The main reason I am considering a modified Callisto bag is that my wife and I have a $100 REI gift card coming, which would pay for this bag. I know that I'll just want down eventually, so is this bag worth considering?

    Other questions:

    Is there a step-by-step guide for down UQ's?

    If I choose to make my own quilt, where do I buy down (or primaloft) from?

    Has anyone else been successful with a modified sleeping bag UQ in sub zero temps?

    Thank you all in advance for any help. I've tried to search the forums, but there are some things that I just can't find answers to.
    Last edited by Rabid Deer; 12-15-2011 at 03:21.

Similar Threads

  1. Newcomer - Questions about HH & basic beginner questions
    By Leebums in forum General Hammock Talk
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 12-22-2013, 06:01
  2. Replies: 12
    Last Post: 06-17-2013, 14:16
  3. Need help planning
    By Awesome in forum Hangouts, Campouts, and Trip Planning
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-06-2012, 07:43
  4. Help Planning
    By Awesome in forum Hangouts, Campouts, and Trip Planning
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-16-2012, 23:43
  5. DIY down UQ - planning
    By catalyst in forum Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 03-23-2011, 15:40

Tags for this Thread


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts