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When I was thinking of my design, I was leaning more toward using small buttons for the quilting rather than quilting with a knot. By having the buttons, I could remove the shell and treat it one way while having the same option with the the batting. That would let you launder the shell by being able to wring it to get the dirt out (which is more likely on the shell) and not be as harsh on the batting. It could also allow for having two sets of batting for one shell- one thicker and one thinner. Just unbutton the shell and swap the batting.
Don't take my word for it, if you spent some time in science - you can build an easy box from scrap wood to test for it... Very happy to help if wanted
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Whole lot of naysayers here, hmmmmmm!!! I say go for it! You could go to Sportsman Guide ( here: http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/s...blanket&eMode= ) to get military wool blankets at a decent price (you might be able to find some cheaper with a little google foo)!
Take your idea and make it happen, test it out and let us know the results! Just because someone else has tried it and failed does not mean that you will, as the saying goes "no one's perfect"!
An awful lot of great pieces of gear have been made by the exact thought you had, hmmmmm I wonder if this would/could work???????
If it works it would be a "Great" car camping, or base camp gear item! Then you could star looking into lighter options keeping the same idea in mind, that being "Wool" of course!
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1.) Using blankets would be a quite heavy proposition. When used on top and bottom.
2.) Lighter wool fabrics probably are not durable enough in regard to the comparative tensile strengths of lighter synthetics.
3.) Wool would probably have a better application and provide more benefit closer to the hammock occupant than the distance that a weathershield would present.
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