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    My Newest Creation

    This is an UL synthetic UQ. Putting together a set up to carry around in the truck.

    Between meetings on Sunday I set up in a park to read and tap a nap. It was fine for a mild day but will need more than just the hammock because it's going to get cooler around here and might even rain some day!

    So, this set up will have a stealthy flavor in MARPAT hammock and a coyote brown PU tarp on the way. It will have a military bug net and poncho liner for a TQ, which I tested night before last. It worked okay but any cooler and it won't be enough.

    This UQ is real basic. Inner shell is from a patch of MARPAT that did not print the camo pattern so it makes a nice contrast. I didn't finish or fold any edges except to make the channels. It's 62x48 inches. The insulation is 2.5 Climashield Apex. Just pinned it up and sewed it together:

    UL Synthetic UQ 001.jpg
    Last edited by MDSH; 10-08-2014 at 14:41.
    Mike

    But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. (Luke 5:16 NIV)

    He said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one." (Luke 22:36 ESV)

    While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. (1 Thessalonians 5:3 ESV)

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    Looks good. What temperature do you think this will take you to?

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    Senior Member MDSH's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedStix View Post
    Looks good. What temperature do you think this will take you to?
    Thanks, Red. I have no sure notion of the temperature. 50s?

    There's another pile of 5.0 Climashield for another UQ. I'll carry them both in the truck. Between the two of them I should be able to get pretty low.
    Mike

    But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. (Luke 5:16 NIV)

    He said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one." (Luke 22:36 ESV)

    While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. (1 Thessalonians 5:3 ESV)

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    That is very nice looking. Great job!!!.
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    Nice! Would be a great uq for those days that area juuuust barely too cold to hang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cali View Post
    That is very nice looking. Great job!!!.
    Thanks, Cali!

    I discovered that I can get more reading done in the back yard, hanging in a hammock. The birds and dogs barking don't distract me like the TV blaring inside. I care for my aging mother, who is terminally ill. She is on continuous oxygen and is very weak; she has nothing to do but listen to TV and look out the window. I have a ton of reading for my work so need to move that operation outside.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ackspyre View Post
    Nice! Would be a great uq for those days that area juuuust barely too cold to hang.
    Thanks, Acksprye. Yes, we have a nice number of those kinds of days here.
    Mike

    But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. (Luke 5:16 NIV)

    He said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one." (Luke 22:36 ESV)

    While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. (1 Thessalonians 5:3 ESV)

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    Mentions ultralight => doesn't provide a weight. That's gotta be an offense punishable by death, or something

    Looks good man!

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    Reminds me of a Woobie, I like it. I really need to make time to get to know my new Thread Injector.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston View Post
    Mentions ultralight => doesn't provide a weight. That's gotta be an offense punishable by death, or something

    Looks good man!
    LOL That's exactly right! What was I thinking??

    A weight shall be posted forthwith! (How long is a forthwith?)

    Quote Originally Posted by fishbait View Post
    Reminds me of a Woobie, I like it. I really need to make time to get to know my new Thread Injector.
    Yes, it saves a lot of money.

    I've got scraps from projects that are begging to be sewn into something useful.
    Mike

    But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. (Luke 5:16 NIV)

    He said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one." (Luke 22:36 ESV)

    While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. (1 Thessalonians 5:3 ESV)

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    Senior Member MDSH's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston View Post
    Mentions ultralight => doesn't provide a weight. That's gotta be an offense punishable by death, or something

    Looks good man!
    It's 10.6 ounces.

    Used bank line for suspension and four rubber bands instead of shock cord.

    I run lines to the rubber bands at the four corners and tie off in the loop. No cord locks needed.

    Sorry for the delay. Had to replace the battery in my scale. It uses the same as my Suunto Core watch, which was a nice discovery but a detail no one wanted to know!
    Mike

    But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. (Luke 5:16 NIV)

    He said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one." (Luke 22:36 ESV)

    While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. (1 Thessalonians 5:3 ESV)

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