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    Jazilla's Avatar
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    I did just that a few months ago for my brother. It worked out great. We went with a full length UQ with the same measurements as the red river gorge UQ in the hammock articles.
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    Senior Member Buffalo Skipper's Avatar
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    When I first started hanging, I made a sleeping bag UQ. I cut down an old bag and even sewed in some darts to make it hug the hammock better. It turned out so-so, and with an extra space blanket sandwiched under the hammock and wool blanket inside and under me, I made it down to 31° once.

    What this did do, more than anything else, was teach me how UQs work. When I did receive my Incubator (about 3 weeks later), I was better prepared to suspend it and understand how it worked.

    I still have that homemade UQ, and may offer it to someone locally trying to stay warm above 50°. It's not a thing of beauty, but it works.

    Here is the thread on it.
    Skeeter Beeter Sleeping Bag Under Quilt (SBSBUQ)
    “Indian builds small fire and stays warm, white man builds big fire and stays warm collecting firewood”—unknown

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