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    That is terrific that it worked out. I love reading successful trip reports!!!!!
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    Sweet! I did this once to a cheapie synthetic bag when I built my first DIY gathered end hammock. It worked out well but I think you're sewing is likely a lot better than mine!

    Thanks for sharing - let us know how well it works for you in the long haul!

    p.s. I found it impossible to get a diagonal lay in mine so I moved to a foam pad soon after. Are you finding the same thing?
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    I can lie pretty much however I want too... I'm thinking of making a hammock sock to put over it for a little wind block as well as dew and frost guard... Any recommendations for materials...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sr1355 View Post
    I have a 0 deg long mummy bag that is going to receive the same treatment with the exception that I need to install footbox hole as it has no footbox zipper. Not looking forward to that, think it will just end up a 3-4" long cut with grosgrain edging and will be all hand work...
    be sure to sew first, and cut 2nd! otherwise fluff will escape.
    try shaking the fill (down?) away from the future cut, sew a big 'buttonhole' format of bar-tacks, ( i.e. two long bars close together, then two short bars to join them at the ends)then carefully cut the fabric. apply GG as needed.
    Hope that helps, KM

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    Thanks for the advice.... I have a OR bivy sack.... Wonder what I can do with that...
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    I had a campout in the backyard with my boy on the weekend. Used a bag unzipped alround and just tied shock cord to the four corners and up to the suspension. Not elegant nor a long term solution, but makes me think this could be an easier DIY than I anticipated.
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    Intersting idea...

    I have a similar bag also. What was the brand and type of bag? I have been thinging of using mine as a TQ, but had never thought about as an UQ. If I did this, then all I'd have to do is get a small TQ.

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    I think its time to play around with my bag and hammock! TQ/UQ = lots o $, Bag is paid for! Thanks for the post..

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    I actually did this with a 7" rectangular Coleman bag that has a separate foot box zipper. It worked great but the bag kept slipping down towards the middle on the first night resulting in cold feet. The second night I tied a "noose" around the bottom of the bag and secured it to the suspension. I was toasty to 40 degrees.
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