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    $23 Winter Hammock Sock

    Hello all! Finally got to finishing partially sewn projects for the upcoming winter. Cost was $23 in ripstop 1.1 2nds from DIY Gear Supply - 8 yards. The rest was scrap I had left over from other projects. Even with the nights here in the mid to high 40's the sock is way too warm. I can sleep in it with no UQ just fine at 47 degrees.
    8 yards ripstop 2nds
    8 ft #3 zipper with two double tabs
    2 - 24" wide sheets of PPEF (3/32") sewn together to make a single sheet 48' wide and 7 ft. long. Fold in half and sew ends, then cut to same shape as the sock bottom (dory boat shape). Covered the inner side with a piece of 1.1 something in purple color. Sewn directly to the bottom of the sock on the top edges of the PPEF.

    Made the sock 11x48 in size.

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    Cant wait for cold weather. I used a strong fan to blow on the outside of the sock with the wife inside and just a little air blew thru the top half and the PPEF blocked everything. I can roll and fold it to fit a medium dry sack. Havent weighed it yet, but its very light.

    Have a good night!

    Jack

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTaylor View Post
    Hello all! Finally got to finishing partially sewn projects for the upcoming winter. Cost was $23 in ripstop 1.1 2nds from DIY Gear Supply - 8 yards. The rest was scrap I had left over from other projects. Even with the nights here in the mid to high 40's the sock is way too warm. I can sleep in it with no UQ just fine at 47 degrees.
    8 yards ripstop 2nds
    8 ft #3 zipper with two double tabs
    2 - 24" wide sheets of PPEF (3/32") sewn together to make a single sheet 48' wide and 7 ft. long. Fold in half and sew ends, then cut to same shape as the sock bottom (dory boat shape). Covered the inner side with a piece of 1.1 something in purple color. Sewn directly to the bottom of the sock on the top edges of the PPEF.

    Made the sock 11x48 in size.

    0911171739.jpg

    0911171739a.jpg

    0911171740.jpg

    Cant wait for cold weather. I used a strong fan to blow on the outside of the sock with the wife inside and just a little air blew thru the top half and the PPEF blocked everything. I can roll and fold it to fit a medium dry sack. Havent weighed it yet, but its very light.

    Have a good night!

    Jack
    What is ppef?


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    PPEF - perforated polyethylene foam - same as Insultex, but without the scrim on both sides. Used for warming insulation for walls, ceilings and floors. My son uses it in his contractor work. Without the scrim its a bit fragile, so I used some ripstop sewn to it to keep it from tearing. The 3/32" that I used is too thick, but he didnt have any 1/32" PPEF left. Stuff is really lightweight and you can roll and fold it ok. Its also used as a packing material for TV's and such. I believe MacEntyre uses it for his UQ's and socks.

    Jack

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    Weight of the sock came in at 15.9 oz. Not terribly weighty, but packs as small as a 32oz nalgene bottle.

    Jack

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTaylor View Post
    Weight of the sock came in at 15.9 oz. Not terribly weighty, but packs as small as a 32oz nalgene bottle.

    Jack
    Nice!!


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    Looks good...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Military hiker View Post
    Nice!!


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    Thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rekoob View Post
    Looks good...
    Thanks!

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    Looks good! Any provision for venting condensation?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobopelican View Post
    Looks good! Any provision for venting condensation?
    Thank you, Hobopelican!
    Aside from the zipper which is at head level, the material itself is very breathable - lower thread count and hardly any dwr coating. You can breath thru it easily - wind is felt immediately. This is the 1.1 ripstop nylon 2nds material DIY Gear Supply has thats 65" wide which is very hard to find at $2.85/yd. Wish he had more in stock as it sews up quite nicely!

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