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    compression sack for the BlackBird

    Had some left over materials from a few projects and had been thinking about this one for while.

    Materials:

    3 ladder locks

    enough material to get the cut peices.

    1 meter of GG ribbon or webbing.

    Here is the measurments that I came up with and they seemed to work out not to bad.


    Cut 3 of the Ribbon or webbing


    Here are my cut peices and the hammock in its stuff sack, I used some GG ribbon as I had some lying around.



    Here is the ladder lock joined to the skirting edge. This will be internal and wont be seen. (I used blue thread as I had it laying round. I reckon it looks good on the Black nylon and navy ribbon)



    Heres the compression straps joined to the opposite ends skirting edge.( I made a error in my excited fury of stitching and sewed these to be external.but after i a minute I began to like it. sorta like the see through phones where you can see into it only a stuff sack. does not affect prefomance)



    Then after joining on the helmet end peices its done.





    results..... a little bit of extra space in the pack for something else, probaly a airport steamy romance novel for when the rain is pouring.




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    I wonder, are there any negative effects to using compression sacks on the BB? Hmmocks are complex little packages, i wonder if it would be harmful. Of course i think you should dangle the suspension out of it, i never put it in with mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ikemouser View Post
    I wonder, are there any negative effects to using compression sacks on the BB? Hmmocks are complex little packages, i wonder if it would be harmful. Of course i think you should dangle the suspension out of it, i never put it in with mine.
    You are kidding, right
    Damage a BB by compressing it , i doubt it.
    I think it's a great idea if you need to reduce it's bulkiness.
    I want to save grams myself, bulk is not a problem for me.

    You might be right about the suspension though,
    if it's a sap problem where you hike.

    Just my 2 cents.

    Ps, great craftsmanship, keep that machine sewing.
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    I like the bishops bag that came with my BB. Just sayin...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Hat View Post
    I like the bishops bag that came with my BB. Just sayin...
    I think he still uses that, but made a compression unit for it.
    But maybe you know that,
    and just wanted to say you are doing great with just the Bishop sack, as me ?
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    great tutorial.....

    to compress a BB, or not to compress a BB.....

    ....I can imagine a UQ saving a lot of space in one of these bags ....

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    Very Cool! I was contemplating a way to compress it myself, I love this idea!

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    I like! I love compression sacks, and I like how you utilize the BB bag with the design.

    I don't know if I will use this on my BB, but I plan on making one for my sleep system for occasional use.

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    I'm not a compression sack person either ... but NICE tutorial!
    Thanks for putting it together and posting.
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    The ingenuity on this board amazes me. Nice job.

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