Originally Posted by Faussett
i was wondering how the sleeping bag worked for a quilt? I plan on doing the same thing my first couple times out also. the UQ are a little spendy but I will deffenetly get one.
Last weekend I didn't plan ahead in the UQ department too well. All we had on us was paracord, so I attempted to rig up an UQ using this. It didn't go well. I stayed relatively warm underneath if I was on the pad, but I would slip off and I would get chilly. I have a mummy shaped bag and they are a little harder to work with as well. Bottom line is it is almost impossible to keep the UQ taught to the hammock while rigging with paracord!
I did however just pick up 100ft of 1/8th shock cord and rigged up the UQ last night in my back yard with that. I just went old school and lashed to shock cord to the sleeping bag using fabric pulled around small rocks. For the ends of the UQ I went through my hammock suspension buckles to keep it tight lengthwise. I also used one length in the middle right below the foot box. This setup worked really well and I will hopefully be testing with just the UQ soon. Hope this helps!