Well after a few months of planning and learning (and of course saving and buying) I finally had a chance to use my new hammock system (ENO DN, Speer winter tarp, JRB Hudson River underquilt, old slumberjack mummy bag) overnight in the field. We spent Friday night in Cheat Canyon and I was very happy with the performance. I did pitch the hammock a little to tightly which seemed to not leave much room to get a good angle while I was laying down but after a bit of fiddling I slept like a baby. My first observation is that mummy bags are, shall we say inconvenient in a hammock. I'm definitely going to need a top quilt. Second the little attached bag on the Hammock is kind of a pain with suspension system attached. I'm thinking of using a Black Bishop style bag with a hole in the bottom. Which brings me to my question. Can I just cut the bag off the ENO or do I need to do some sort of stitching or heat sealing to keep it from fraying and or ripping. I figure since it's stitched on it shouldn't hurt anything to just cut it off near the seem but I thought I would ask the experts.
Here is a link to my photos from the trip: