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    DIY Fail

    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzie View Post
    Momma's direct quote: " just buy an under quilt!"
    Bought a 25' roll of the poly foam from Lowes. Cut 5 pieces, 5' long. Sewed the layers into Joann fabric ripstop sport nylon, with a channel all around. Use 1/8 cord all around channel. Made 2 triangle things from leftover ripstop, with webbing loops.
    Connected triangles to my blackbird. Connected UQ with cord and cord locks.
    It just doesn't seem like it will work.
    Have a couple of winter camping trips coming up...bound to be cold, probably near 0*.
    I have serious doubts this UQ will get the job done.
    So...back to momma's quote...what UQ should I buy?
    Someone suggested I post this here instead of under the DIY Section.

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    Do you have a link to this poly foam?
    Or do you know the type, thickness or weight?

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    I have both the Hammock Gear Phoenix and the JRB No Sniveller. I would recommend anything from Hammock Gear or any of JRB's wearable quilts.

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    Sounds like you have the skill to make an UQ, but I wouldn't argue with momma. Any of the venders here make excellent UQ and you can't lose. WHat is your price range and what is your temperature range?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzie View Post
    Someone suggested I post this here instead of under the DIY Section.
    I'm interested to know what foam you bought.
    I've seen IX, and the foam doesn't look much different than the thin packing foam that was wrapped around the TV I bought my wife for Xmas.
    I'm planning to try some various thin foams for insulation layers to insert into my DIY fleece & Nylon UQ soon.
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    Looking for a link....
    It looked a lot like the stuff TVs are wrapped in.
    1/32 Polyethylene foam.
    Came in a 25' roll by 48", cost about $20.

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    Is this it? Foam
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    So have you given up on your DIY quilt? What isn't working? Any picts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadrunnr72 View Post
    Is this it? Foam
    That's it!

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    You said it failed. How? Have you tried it yet? Your first post seems that you haven't tried it. Looks may be deceiving.
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