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    Senior Member packeagle's Avatar
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    Help asap! Leg ridge draft.

    Im on a winter camp with the scout troop in my 20 zepplin uq and i have a draft at the leg ridge (calve pressure area). How do i fix before i freeze to deatu?

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    try a fleece hoodie folded under your knees. it will add warmth and fill the gap.

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    move your legs.

    put something under them- a pad, insulated car windscreen, spare clothes, your pack...

    adjust the quilt so there is no draft.

    Hope this helps!
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    Ok thanks, im new to uq use so i'm mot sure how to adjust. Do i tighten or losen the end draw cord. Do i tighten the suspension?

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    I'm going with "tighten" to close out the gaps, but I could be wrong. Put some clothes, padding, anything under those calves.
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    I usually have the ends pretty tight. Make sure there isn't a lot of gap underneath you. You may need to tighten up the suspension too.
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    when I had this issue I had to loosen the draft cinch on the side my feet were, significantly. Also make sure you're suspension is TIGHT, should hold your hammock up when you're not in it.

    Again, I'd LOOSEN the draft cinch on the side of the UQ your feet are. To me, seems when it's too tight side to side, it opens up top to bottom, creating a bubble. Allow it to expand (by loosening the draft cinch) and cozy up to your legs.

    This was the fix in my case, may help you.
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    Get someone to lay in the hammock while you look for gaps. Adjust accordingly.

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    Ok, I'll play with the draft cinch and tighten the suspension. I'm getting out now! Thanks.

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    good luck, hope you get warm
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