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    What do I do with reflectix


    I was at a church rummage sale this weekend and they had a big piece of reflectix (or some brand X knockoff) for a quarter. So I bought it thinking it'll be good for some DIY projects.
    Other than a cup insulator - what can I make out of this stuff?
    How would it work to put a layer between the UQ and the hammock? Sort of like a heavy duty space blanket quilt.
    Thanks for your ideas and suggestions.
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    Hi Tim,
    Some people have used reflectix just like they would an CCF pad in a hammock. Some have even used the windshield ones sold at Walmart. I'm not saying that it is as comfy as an underquilt, but I'll bet it's better than having CBS

    I would have picked that up too at that price. I'm sure you'll find something to do with it.
    I just thought of an idea! Make hot pads with it so you can sit your bowl of steaming gumbo down without burning the table
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    Double up, tape edges (~12x12inch-ish) -- makes a great butt pad for sitting that can double as insulation under the feet once in the hammock.

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    Timberrr, it would probably help some. During last springs Richloam hike I used a piece of insulfleece from Hancock's between my pluq and hammock and was warm to 32F. In our neck of the woods it doesn't take much to stay warm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwright View Post
    Double up, tape edges (~12x12inch-ish) -- makes a great butt pad for sitting that can double as insulation under the feet once in the hammock.

    jason
    +1 on this (obviously koozies are a great DIY as well).
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    I actually tried sewing some reflectix last night and it worked!! I don't have a thread injector other than the ones I was born with, but the thread seems to be holding the material together well. I took two small chunks and sewed them together and they held quite a bit of pull. I'm thinking of making a custom sleeping pad out of the material now. Just and idea...

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    Someone actually made a Reflectix UQ at one point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberrr View Post

    I was at a church rummage sale this weekend and they had a big piece of reflectix (or some brand X knockoff) for a quarter. So I bought it thinking it'll be good for some DIY projects.
    Other than a cup insulator - what can I make out of this stuff?
    How would it work to put a layer between the UQ and the hammock? Sort of like a heavy duty space blanket quilt.
    Thanks for your ideas and suggestions.
    I have a foot pad that reflectix.... It is slid between the layers of my DL 1.1 for my legs and feet. Works great.

    As far as a full-sized pad, there are differing opinions: Some say down into the high 30's, others into the 40's or higher.... It doesn't breathe, so how much you sweat makes a huge difference. The Hennessey deep jungle hammock comes with a reflectix pad...

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