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    Thinking about making a speer, what about the pea pod?

    I'm thinking about making a speer style hammock but as far as the pea pod goes, couldn't i just use a larger size sleeping bag, cut a hole in the bottom and feed it through? then make an elastic closer or something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by heescha View Post
    I'm thinking about making a speer style hammock but as far as the pea pod goes, couldn't i just use a larger size sleeping bag, cut a hole in the bottom and feed it through? then make an elastic closer or something?
    Theoretically it may work, but if you use a larger size bag, you're looking at a lot of dead space that you have to keep warm once you get zipped up, especialy if you use a rectangular bag. Then you have an open top that won't hold heat, leaving you to get cold pretty easily. I'd be very wary if that idea, were it me.
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    what if i used a smaller mummy style bag, then attatched a draw string around the head part, so once i am in there, i can close it up tight?
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    Quote Originally Posted by heescha View Post
    what if i used a smaller mummy style bag, then attatched a draw string around the head part, so once i am in there, i can close it up tight?
    If you close it up tight, then you're looking at having major condensation issues. You don't want that, trust me.
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    i would tend to go more in the direction of just using the sleeping bag to make an underquilt, cutting off any extra along the sides that wasn't needed.
    just hem those edges & add the shock cord suspensions to attach it to the hammock.

    then cut down another cheap sleeping bag to reduce weight & bulk to use as a top quilt.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    I've used rectangular bags by tieing the foot end up and suspending the bag like a PeaPod. Worked okay - with an additional top quilt inside, I got down to 11 degrees okay. But that was in the backyard. The bag weighs about 5 or 6 pounds so I wouldn't take it on the trail.

    Think about slowhike's idea.

    There is a thread on here about using sleeping bags with hammocks - see if you can find it to see how others have done it.

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