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    Senior Member RWillieK's Avatar
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    DIY UQ of sorts for my second hang

    I'm a noob - but I've been napping in the basement in my HH. Yesterday I took my 30* bag in with me, and got into it as well as I could...my left should was out of the bag....no big deal I thought.

    After a couple hours of napping I realized that my left should was really cold.

    So today I procured some shock cord and some other small cordage from the local climbing/backpacking store and strung up a down blanket we had laying around.

    I used some tarp clips to attach the shock cord to the blanket (this is of course just for experimenting), attached the shock cord to an accessory line (tarp line) using some prussics and nacribiners (also learned o make them today!).

    I crawled in after a few adjustments....I couldn't believe the difference. I had a small fleece blanket on top....no sleeping bag.

    Soooooo I'll by looking into making an underquilt now.....

    Robbie

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    Senior Member ChrisH's Avatar
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    Pics or it didn't happen

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    Senior Member thekalimist's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH View Post
    Pics or it didn't happen
    this. is not 10 characters long
    ...in it for pics.

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    Senior Member RWillieK's Avatar
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    Lol, I'll snap some later......just before another nap

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    Senior Member rjcress's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by RWillieK View Post
    I crawled in after a few adjustments....I couldn't believe the difference. I had a small fleece blanket on top....no sleeping bag.

    Soooooo I'll by looking into making an underquilt now.....

    Robbie
    Glad the bag worked for you Robbie.
    My son uses a bag shock corded to the outside of his gathered end hammock and loves it.
    I made a fleece and nylon UQ that is good for me to about 55 or 60 degrees with a fleece TQ.
    Almost done making an IX UQ in hopes of getting to lower temps so I can venture out into the cold with my hammock.
    Here is how I'm making my IX UQ:
    http://gear-report.com/how-to-make-a...-camping-myog/
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