I have been reading up on everything in this forum and it has been a great resource. I have an idea to make a UQ from a cheap barrel bag that I saw is on sale. Since we are coming up to fall and the weather is getting colder here, I thought I would ditch my thremarest ridgerest (super warm, but slides around) and try and DIY an underquilt for the fall. I sleep pretty warm, so I think anything more would just make me sweat at night.
Here's the idea. I figure since the barrel type sleeping bag is already the correct shape (ie. roomy mummy bag) it should be fairly simple to run a couple of channels and run eith para cord or shock cord (or both) and make it work. The only thing I don't understand is how these things attached to the actual hammock. Is it just at the ends, and the rest is tensioned to stay in place? Or are there ways to run it through the tie out loops on a Hennessy?
Here is the bag BTW - http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brows....jsp?locale=en
Canadian Tire FTW!
Thoughts? or is this just a crazy idea?