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    Quote Originally Posted by CubmasterTony View Post
    Ok, here's what I'm thinking of doing. See Attachment.

    I want to have something that I can throw on or take off while the Hammock is in the air.

    Will two Grosgrain Straps + buckles be enough to support the weight of the sleeping bag? Am I over Engineering it? Would I be better off to just let the 1/4 inch Shock Cord itself (Plus Shock Cord Hooks) support the weight of the Underquilt?
    nice graphic. would you want any shock cord running shoulder to shoulder to prevent a draft from running between your quilt and you?
    Quote Originally Posted by hppyfngy View Post
    I like her instructions. simple and to the point. This has been an interesting thread for me to follow. Thanks Tony, for starting it.

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    THe thing to keep in mind is the UQ should be pulled up to the bottom of the hammock with SHOCK CORDS... let the hammock carry your weight, and the shock cord keep it snugged to your backside.

    Draw cords on each end shape the rectangle to your hammock. . . don't make those too tight... On heavy sleeping bags, you might have to cut darts (cut out long,skinny triangles, short side on the edge of the quilt) to reduce the amount you have to pull in.

    GOOD sleeping bags make passable quilts. Heavy/cheap bags don't conform well, and are really heavy, making poor quilts without a lot of fiddling. light kid-sized sleeping bags work reasonably well.

    Just my $0.02

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrellt View Post
    nice graphic. would you want any shock cord running shoulder to shoulder to prevent a draft from running between your quilt and you?
    Would the ones at Head and Feet not be enough for that? I'd be afraid that having a third shock cord going over the top would make it very tricky to get in and out of the hammock.

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