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  1. I've experienced the warmth from the VBL in...

    I've experienced the warmth from the VBL in colder temps, amazing TBH. Especially if weight is a concern (I'm tempted to tell you that there's only one way to find out, then you can tell me if it'll...
  2. I've never used a VBL in those kind of...

    I've never used a VBL in those kind of temperatures but I'd be interested to see other responses. I've always used th VBL to stop the icing up of the bag rather that the temp increase (though it...
  3. That's really cool!

    That's really cool!
  4. Way beyond the necessary, solidly into artistry....

    Way beyond the necessary, solidly into artistry. It surely must be the greatest jealousy inspiring quilt on hammock Forums?
  5. Thanks for that. Its a really well thought out...

    Thanks for that. Its a really well thought out plan for a foot box.
  6. Brilliant work, looks great. Is the footbox a...

    Brilliant work, looks great.

    Is the footbox a 'square box section pillow' sewn on the bottom?
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    Haha, awesome

    Haha, awesome
  8. Great design, thanks for sharing I have...

    Great design, thanks for sharing



    I have used a cord the same as that on a hug net: no problem at all with it.
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    I'd probably guess that the woodsman is allowing...

    I'd probably guess that the woodsman is allowing your bum to sag and that's pushing into the UQ and giving you CBS. What underquilt is it?
  10. Amazing setup, it looks fabulous /invisible....

    Amazing setup, it looks fabulous /invisible. 'OCD' is a gift that gets you to do things right ;-)

    One thing though: when you go for a 3am flower watering AND manage to find your hammock, how do...
  11. The main issue with my heels going dead is that I...

    The main issue with my heels going dead is that I can't fully straighten my legs from knee injury so the weight is unevenly distributed to heels and bum. I've been working on my calluses lately...
  12. Stretchy crescent hammock footbox DIY

    I had some stretchy ripstop (only stretchy in one direction, not both) and thought that it could be incorporated into a hammock footbox and it would also solve the floppy sides issue. I worked a...
  13. It's not even that involved: I work out the...

    It's not even that involved: I work out the amount I need and open up a space over a couple of baffles and shove it all in those two or three baffles the seal up the small hole I made and shake and...
  14. the chevron design looks great, cant wait to see...

    the chevron design looks great, cant wait to see it finished
  15. Thanks everyone :) nothing much else is UK made...

    Thanks everyone :) nothing much else is UK made so I just have to add a union jack where I can !



    Lol yeah it looks ridiculously long in the second picture

    It still takes time but saves on...
  16. More baffles, more acreage: TQ

    Right so I spent yesterday quilt making. Before I went to NZ in march I made a TQ with 14 baffles so that the down was more restricted in it movements and made a flatter quilt, a more consistent...
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    Laid out flat 82"x42" and approx 2" thick. Fabric...

    Laid out flat 82"x42" and approx 2" thick. Fabric is a DWR 7d calendered taffeta (non ripstop) shell weight is 266g inc the water proof zipper and a little over 400g of white goose down (650fp EU)....
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    Right so I've gotten some better pictures and...

    Right so I've gotten some better pictures and also included some of the quilts predecessor that has been used and loaned out quite a bit (no real baffles so harder to break and if it does it fixable,...
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    Welcome to the forum. I just read your first part...

    Welcome to the forum. I just read your first part of the Scottish hike, I can't believe it, rain in Scotland! What are the chances? �� interesting blog post nevertheless
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    Welcome, always good to see more European hangers

    Welcome, always good to see more European hangers
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    Thanks, much appreciated :-) Flat goes up...

    Thanks, much appreciated :-)


    Flat goes up against the quilt so it can be pulled up tight without affecting loft. I did actually hang in the other way around in France when it was just a bit too...
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    It looks like nylon but the only way to know will...

    It looks like nylon but the only way to know will be a burn test (carefully
    ! ;-)
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    Refillable 'D' baffled TQ/UQ

    I have a little sideline business making quilts, bivy bags and tarps. I suffer boredom so I tend to make custom one off pieces in random colours so each piece is individual. Well anyway as cost is an...
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    Think my 66g hybrid was made using the down left...

    Think my 66g hybrid was made using the down left over from a jacket, I don't think I even used a full jacket worth in the end. So really efficient use of down.

    I actually made another thicker...
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    A quick update on how the primaloft is holding up...

    A quick update on how the primaloft is holding up with use.

    I've only used the 66g/m2 primaloft sewn through every 6" as I sold the other one (I've been selling quilts on eBay). So anyway the...
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    Great looking quilt, gotta love orange :-D I've...

    Great looking quilt, gotta love orange :-D I've made a few sewn through open ended/continuous baffle summer quilts and have always loved them. Never had an issue with shifting down of cold spots and...
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    Wow that's beautiful, I hope you can get the...

    Wow that's beautiful, I hope you can get the compression issue sorted, it looks so much slicker and easier to set up without all the suspension gubbins.
  29. Don't worry about the differential on the TQ as...

    Don't worry about the differential on the TQ as the differential is different at the feet and shoulders anyway (a tighter loop at foot end) I'd definitely suggest one on the UQ though

    Velcro is...
  30. The selveged edges can just be rolled into the...

    The selveged edges can just be rolled into the seams quite easily which may be necessary if you are wanting the full width of the fabric, but sometimes the selvedge holes aren't quite straight and...
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    Great find gravity! I'm not sure if I'd be brave...

    Great find gravity! I'm not sure if I'd be brave enough to try a single layer of 8 or 10 momme myself but a double layer for home sounds great, I love my silk
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    Born in South Africa but I ran off to Europe...

    Born in South Africa but I ran off to Europe yonks back, not exactly helpful but I rarely am ;)
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    Following what WV and Craige say that there's a...

    Following what WV and Craige say that there's a few similar fabrics out and they are getting very hard to understand one from another, I've never heard of ventum before let alone seen it.

    One...
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    Welcome to the forum from just around the corner...

    Welcome to the forum from just around the corner in Southport. I agree that there's not a lot of opportunities to hang around you tbh but it's a pretty short train ride to the lakes, Scotland or...
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    That looks amazing, I wish you every success in...

    That looks amazing, I wish you every success in you business, its really cool
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    I made a hammock with a stretchy material on foot...

    I made a hammock with a stretchy material on foot box. It worked well in summer and was very comfortable but in winter it formed around my feet, compressed my down TQ and my feet got cold. I think...
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    pocket on the inside of the TQ to dry socks and...

    pocket on the inside of the TQ to dry socks and gloves
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    wow that's a beautiful quilt ! I wish you every...

    wow that's a beautiful quilt ! I wish you every success with the business too
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    WOW amazing work Snowball! Its got me thinking...

    WOW amazing work Snowball! Its got me thinking about copying with a 3mm aluminium rod where the 4mm stiff cord goes to get a flatter lay and whether I could use less whoopies if I did
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    I have a DIY sewn though down and primaloft quilt...

    I have a DIY sewn though down and primaloft quilt for summer (66g primfloft on the outside edges and down in small sewn through box baffles over the torsoe) its good for warmer weather and just about...
  41. Look up WWOOF, it's a work for food and board on...

    Look up WWOOF, it's a work for food and board on organic farms. I've loved my time doing it and met great people who will be friends for life. Some host take the mick and are just looking for slave...
  42. I think the problem with all this is that you're...

    I think the problem with all this is that you're in the UK and the only safe bet for your money is buying a house, I understand not wanting to join the rat race but we're getting 350000 immigrants a...
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    I picked up ripstop spinnaker tape in a boating...

    I picked up ripstop spinnaker tape in a boating store to patch up my bag and a tarp door. Loads of colours too
  44. I've had about ten nights on my kevlar and they...

    I've had about ten nights on my kevlar and they look in great shape still, I weigh 95kg and use knots or UCR.

    Admittedly they are worryingly light and thin but seem pretty tough. I was pretty...
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    If I use a pad under my heel, no matter how soft,...

    If I use a pad under my heel, no matter how soft, it actually increases the pressure as there's more heel in contact with the pad and the slight elevation reduces how much weight is transfered to...
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    If I follow the OP correctly I get the same pain...

    If I follow the OP correctly I get the same pain in the rear of my heel where the tendon starts off. The only thing that I've found to alleviate this is to put an inflatable pad under calves and let...
  47. I've made a few polyester hammocks (though not...

    I've made a few polyester hammocks (though not the polyD variant) and it must be remembered that polyester is significantly weaker per weight that nylon and further to this has much less stretch so a...
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    That looks brilliant, I love the two tone design,...

    That looks brilliant, I love the two tone design, even more so as it's recycled as well
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    Cool idea! I wonder if a Frisbee or a...

    Cool idea!

    I wonder if a Frisbee or a titanium plate placed on the mesh pocket would make a hammock shelf? I may have to have a tinker...
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    If it's really raining I'll have an open wood...

    If it's really raining I'll have an open wood fire under my tarp in porch mode and use the water on the tarp to stop burns getting serious. I've done this a fair few times and never had more than a...
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