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    Packing quilts in a backpack

    I have just got my TQ and UQ from Hammock Gear. All looks Great and I am familiar with how to store them at home. The question I have is where to put them inside my backpack when hiking. Since you use the bottom of a back pack for a sleeping bag can the quilts be stored there? Or would that be too much weight on them from things above?

    Where do you put yours while hiking?

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    Mine are the first 2 things that get packed inside my pack liner (compactor bag). I don't use their stuff sacks, the quilts just get packed in loosely with extra clothes & my hammock immediately on top of them.

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    You're fine to just stuff them in the bottom. Since they are down I would always keep them in a waterproof bag/trash bag/whatever.

    I use this (Size M) and i can fit both my TQ and UQ (w UQP) into it and it packs like a sleeping bag in the sleeping bag compartment of my pack.

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    2 schools of thought ... Pack them loose in the pack to fill the nooks and crannies or stuff them in a stuff sack and pack them in the pack. I go by the first option.

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    Stuff in compactor back; I sometimes then fold the bag and pack other stuff in on top (no rain expected, no second bag; rain expected, second compactor bag) or just stick other stuff in there until I get to things like food and cook system, then fold and pack that stuff on top. All good; compresses less than most stuff sacks IMHO yet fills crannies better and seems to use the space better. Try it all different ways
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    Thanks for the quick replies.

    Mike

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    I use a stuff sack that is roughly twice the smallest packed size of my quilts. That way they're packed but still "fluffy" enough to fill the nooks and crannies.

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    I put them in the very bottom of my pack still attached to the hammock body. Clothing on top of that and then food bag on the very top. Your fine putting them on bottom as long as you don't leave them compressed more than a few days at a time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by STinGa View Post
    2 schools of thought ... Pack them loose in the pack to fill the nooks and crannies or stuff them in a stuff sack and pack them in the pack. I go by the first option.

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    Depends on the weather forecast and length of the trip, but for most of my short (1-2 night) trips with a good forecast, I don't even take a trash compactor bag, I just stuff all my critical insulation (UQ, TQ, puffy jacket) in the bottom of my pack and put everything else on top of it. I use a poncho for this type of trip which is long enough to cover my pack if we get a quick downpour. (GoLite Poncho Tarp -- RIP GoLite). If it looks like rain or the trip is longer so I can't be sure of the forecast, I'll add a trash compactor bag to my kit and stuff my insulation in that, in the bottom as before.

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