Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Southern Indiana Wooded Hills
Hammock: WBRR, BMBH UL, Diy M90 MR Gathered
Tarp: HG Cuben 4/Tadpole
Suspension: Straps/Dutch Bling
You can take any mummy sleeping bag,,cut the zippers off,,leave the black nylon that the zipper was modded to cut the foot box in the center,,and hand sew it shut with nylon thread,,then I attached shock chord at center and on each side of foot box to hang at the end of the hammock,,on the head of the sleeping bag,,attached on each side of the black nylon where zipper used to be,,a piece of shock chord, at the middle one more,,have someone lay in hammock,,and hook with small s-biner all three to your ends of hammock and tighten to your liking..and you have a very warm UQ..I used a youth Eureka Grasshopper 30 degree bag,,for the wife,,its 6' long,,and she is 5'2" and complains how hot it is, but she is alittle hot natured,,I slept with it on other nite at 60 degrees out, just to test it,,and it burnt me up as well so I undid the center tie at each end to vent,,and it worked very well even venting. Its not heavy,,as far as a synthetic,,weighs 30 oz..but alittle bulky,,haven;t tried to compress it,but its doable as well. With the down quilts we use,,this will work for the wife until I figure out what she wants. total cost was about 50 bucks, and about 1.5 hrs to accomplish, Width at the shoulders and head was 48 inches,,and tapered down at the foot box, to about 36 inches. 6' long.