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    Yeah but no one's quite sure it'll last yet....

    Yeah but no one's quite sure it'll last yet. Personally I don't get the point in a quilt makes more sense for clothing
  2. Ah well I soon as I discovered UQ I gave all my...

    Ah well I soon as I discovered UQ I gave all my pad to charity, I do like the utilitarian aspect but I detest the clammy bum in the morning :-)



    Haha I was only googling the fiordlands earlier...
  3. I'm not sure if it is a proper diagonally...

    I'm not sure if it is a proper diagonally stitched (I had to Google warp and weft :-)) but it does look like it, although when pulled at 45 degrees it does stretch though less than you'd normally...
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    I like a 10.5-11ft tarp with a 11 foot hammock,...

    I like a 10.5-11ft tarp with a 11 foot hammock, at gives a better view and a closer feeling to nature being a touch more exposed. Then just set up in porch mode of average weather and bring some...
  5. Well that's a pretty solid concensus that I...

    Well that's a pretty solid concensus that I should definitely try to find room for an UQ in my bag:-) I'll still probably pick up a zlite but keep it for the bivy/ground only though. Thanks everyone...
  6. I got some diamond weave ripstop that also has...

    I got some diamond weave ripstop that also has the square grids and that does work as promised in making the hammock stiff. I don't find it as comfortable as its lack of give gives me a numb bum,...
  7. Has anyone gone back to pads after using an underquilt?

    The reason I ask is I'm about to head off to New Zealand for a couple of months and I know some areas are going to lack trees. So my plan is to take my hammock, hex tarp, hug net and, I'm almost...
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    Ouch! On the plus side with this zombie economy...

    Ouch! On the plus side with this zombie economy and quantitive easing your 115 isn't worth quite so much. Ugh I'm getting depressed, pass me the scotch...
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    As mentioned earlier in the thread you can email...

    As mentioned earlier in the thread you can email the vendor in the USA, Africa or whatever and get them to write on the international shipping notice that it's a gift and you should get away with...
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    Ah it's a pain that system, it can be worse...

    Ah it's a pain that system, it can be worse though as when you order large items they leave it at the airport and charge you 120 to go collect it yourself (plus all the handling fees, vat and...
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    Love it. Nothing better than using you DIY skills...

    Love it. Nothing better than using you DIY skills to get out and hanging in the cold which in then hones your skills at setup and how it all works together. Great work.
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    No you want breathable in both the UQ and that of...

    No you want breathable in both the UQ and that of the UQP in nearly all cases.

    Special circumstances do exist for the use of waterproof though
  13. I love the jets going over makes me feel warm...

    I love the jets going over makes me feel warm inside that we maybe massively in debt with a zombie economy but we can still splurge on a 72 million fighter jet. Its great to watch when they are in...
  14. North! I couldn't handle Shetland or anywhere but...

    North! I couldn't handle Shetland or anywhere but Scandinavia, now there's an idea.
  15. I can't decide if having 3 warm winters is good...

    I can't decide if having 3 warm winters is good or bad though. I like the whole monster quilts and crampons thing as it seems tame when it's grey with a 5C low.
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    Those end closures make it look really...

    Those end closures make it look really professional, presumably even warmer too. Great work.
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    Great looking build

    Great looking build
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    That's roomier that my house! Great looking beast...

    That's roomier that my house! Great looking beast though
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    Mornin' and welcome

    Mornin' and welcome
  20. No just the one zip and the baffles join each...

    No just the one zip and the baffles join each other at each end so one continuous baffle really. Down spilling out everywhere could be a problem, time will tell. If the method works out I can always...
  21. I tied it out so I could be comfortable in a 8.5'...

    I tied it out so I could be comfortable in a 8.5' hammock, and even reducing the length of my tarp, and while it did work it was just so much easier to build a 10.5' hammock and keep it simple.
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    My understanding of differentials on a top quilt...

    My understanding of differentials on a top quilt is that at the feet differentials would be much more extreme than at the shoulders where the quilt is larger and flatter. A bit of a mathematical...
  23. Yeah just a nine inch waterproof zipper going...

    Yeah just a nine inch waterproof zipper going along one of the baffles. I tend to make quilts with small openings at the end baffles so I can just shove in down until I'm satisfied with the fill, no...
  24. Incredible longevity for a quilt, amazing in...

    Incredible longevity for a quilt, amazing in fact. Plucking your own down too!



    This is the original tread where I made a D shaped baffles in an UQ. I love this UQ and have been with me for...
  25. I get the reasoning for baffles but I'm still...

    I get the reasoning for baffles but I'm still bemused by the triangle idea. Its seems a great deal harder to manufacture with no reduction in costs, weight material etc? The only one I can think of...
  26. I still don't quite get triangle baffles but...

    I still don't quite get triangle baffles but having used my truffle baffle (previously and inferiorly named D baffles) quilts I must admit I love em and much warmer than I expected.
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    Shh little nalgene don't you cry daddies gonna...

    Shh little nalgene don't you cry daddies gonna sing you a......

    I like it, should be insulated enough to keep a more even temp if it's in the hammock with you on a real bitter night.
  28. Awesome! I'll have to read it later though but...

    Awesome! I'll have to read it later though but some of the photos are superb!

    Does this mean that we'll soon have a resident Dr Hammock?
  29. Some great pictures there, thanks for the trip...

    Some great pictures there, thanks for the trip report
  30. Having sold just a few item made by me in the UK...

    Having sold just a few item made by me in the UK to the UK market I definitely think there's room for European bespoke gear on the European market and people will pay more for a well made bit of...
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    Looks great!

    Looks great!
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    Wow that's mighty impressive, it's easy to...

    Wow that's mighty impressive, it's easy to envisage that adding a light summer TQ and UQ will take the pod to -15C or so
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    Some of my best friends are ducks and I find this...

    Some of my best friends are ducks and I find this offensive.
  34. I've made four hybrid primaloft and down TQs and...

    I've made four hybrid primaloft and down TQs and I really like them, they are very similar to the UQ that flrider linked to. I made one with only a old down jacket and a 2' x 14' piece of primaloft...
  35. I don't like doors. While I agree with Shug about...

    I don't like doors. While I agree with Shug about wanting to experience to woods while not having to get 'down and dirty in the mud' close, the breeze across my face as I stare at wilderness though...
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    Looks good. Was that -3C with another UQ/TQ added...

    Looks good. Was that -3C with another UQ/TQ added or just the pod?
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    Yeah it could be a neater with beaks, not sure...

    Yeah it could be a neater with beaks, not sure how to do it though. My tarp end idea is basically a triangle covering over the exposed ends while still having a decent amount of venting.
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    Thanks guys :-) Honestly I'm not sure yet...

    Thanks guys :-)



    Honestly I'm not sure yet as the ends could leak? My original thought was with a small asym tarp but I think unless bad weather is forecast I'd probably be just using the...
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    DIY waterproof winter sock

    So largely based on lost bikers goretex winter sock design (apologies if stepping on toes!) I made a winter sock from North face hyvent 2.5. I did change some things though as I added large breather...
  40. That corner marking block is inspired, consider...

    That corner marking block is inspired, consider it plagiarised ;-)
  41. Nice build! Looks great.

    Nice build! Looks great.
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    That's awesome! I always need a nap 20min into a...

    That's awesome! I always need a nap 20min into a fishing trip
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    Loving the detailing on the suspension channels.

    Loving the detailing on the suspension channels.
  44. I prefer primaloft as it's softer, easier to sew...

    I prefer primaloft as it's softer, easier to sew and warmer. It does, however, require quilting which is LOADS of work.
  45. It's a genius system to quilt it like that, if it...

    It's a genius system to quilt it like that, if it lasts consider the method stolen!
  46. You can make a pseudo differential by using more...

    You can make a pseudo differential by using more fabric/wider baffles on one side (curved D shape on the outside of a UQ or towards body on a TQ) I made a UQ and TQ this way and LOVE the UQ (haven't...
  47. I prefer absolutely nothing, just a roomy squared...

    I prefer absolutely nothing, just a roomy squared off top quilt. Not snaps, toggles or velcro to dig into my soft, pale clammy British flesh . I think for ground sleeping snaps etc are needed but...
  48. Isopropyl alcohol won't work, PU is very tough...

    Isopropyl alcohol won't work, PU is very tough and a solvent for it, such as TOLUENE, would probably need heat and you'd still have to get rid of it in solution. What you're asking is technically...
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    I agree with gmcttr that this is probably the...

    I agree with gmcttr that this is probably the most likely issue, I did the same thing on a refurbishment. Also check if there's any roughness or corrosion to the thread tension plates, I also had...
  50. Aha! I saw that s thread last week but couldn't...

    Aha! I saw that s thread last week but couldn't get my head around what you actually did! (you used a grid of mesh to turn it into climashield, right?)

    It's a cool idea, thanks for sharing, but I...
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