tonight, i got an itch to ditch the pad for an upcoming red river gorge trip next week, so got to thinking about a diy underquilt. being as my sewing skills are still primary, i decided to pick up a cheap sleeping bag, sew some channels and run some shock cord suspension.
i ended up with a cheapo $20 50 degree bag. after cutting and sewing, i ended up with a 48"l x 40"w UQ. no differential anything, no taper. i just finished it, total project running time from store to completion: 3.5 hours. i haven't weighed it, but end product "feels" light enough to not bother me when i go to pack it.
i'm feeling solid about this hopefully successful diy uq, so thought i'd share. only deployed on the hammock will i know if this venture pays off. time will tell. but... i wanted to ask the veterans with uq experience.....
**anything you can see right off the bat that might be an issue?
**any tips you can offer?