I'll give it a try!
I'll give it a try!
Here's my first take - think I'll be converting to the sew up version. A bit sloppy and 'futzy' to get set up and sealed off.
I would add that this thing is nice and toasty at 68 degrees indoors - worth the investment for the poncho liner for an indoor hammock quilt alone. Will post picks in the sewed up version thread - once I can get to Joann's and pick up a new needle for my thread injector. Broke today working on a tree strap...
Hi, the op had 20' of cord in the first no sew, then he did a second option. Does the second require more cord? Starting the process of buying my stuff to try it? Thanks
Last edited by cgeb; 12-25-2013 at 10:28.
Apologies if I am ressurecting the dead, but I am considering making an UQ with a PL, and am not sure I understand some things.
First, some info that may or may not be relevant. I am 6'4", and weigh in the neighborhood of 300#, hoping to eventually get back to closer to 250 after some medical gain. I have really broad shoulders. I am waiting on a tablecloth, I went with the wider 90" wide, after some research and quick testing, figuring I can always go narrower.
On to the questions!
Why fold the PL in half? Wouldn't using the full width give better coverage, or is my flat sleeping conditioned brain not getting something?
Would it help or hinder to have shock cord that you could run from the edges at the corners (and perhaps near the middle as well), up to the ridgeline, once in the hammock, to help with centering/cradling? I thought I saw something in one of Shug's videos to that effect.
Instead of running shock cord along the entirety of the outsides, could you attach at the corners for suspension, to save on how much cordage you use, or does it need it down the length of both sides to work?
Thanks in advance!
Thank you, thank you, Thank You!!!!!!!!!
I've got 4 of these that I use for summer sleeping bags and have been researching how to make a UQ with them.
Looking back at your post I see you said you got a 90" wide hammock. I don't have any expirience with that.
For a normal 60" wide hammock, that this was designed for, 45" is plenty wide. You may have to adjust based on how your hammock lays. 90" is very wide and not typical.
That said, the uq moves with you somewhat. It doesnt need to be as wide as the hammock to cover you. But at the same time because they are suspended from the center line they can limit an extreame diagonal lay.