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    DIY Underquilt

    Aside from Poncho Liners, what other household-type items are commonly used for making underquilts? I'm thinking comforters or a cheap sleeping bag.
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    I recently adapted a cut in half LLBean adolescent size sleeping bag that I got from Goodwill. It works very well. $5 investmentent
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    Sorry for spelling. Im on my phone.
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    I was at Goodwill on Sunday and saw a sleeping back about like what you just described, and it's what got me to thinking about it.

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    Lots of folks have done the cheap sleeping bag conversion, including me. Works well.


    Kayt does a great demonstration of how to.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=plpp&v=OWP7dmvTszk
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    Quote Originally Posted by hppyfngy View Post
    Lots of folks have done the cheap sleeping conversion, including me. Works well.


    Kayt does a great demonstration of how to.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=plpp&v=OWP7dmvTszk
    That's a great video, thank you!
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    +1 on the sleeping bag option..

    Just did one yesterday.
    Knotted up the four corners, larkshead, then run the line up to the straps & some tautline hitches.
    After that I experimented with some lines up to the ridgeline to get a decent fit before cutting the paracord.

    Now to watch the video (thx), see if i can learn any new tricks.
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    I'm working on the sleeping bag option too...hittin up the thrift stores this weekend...

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    All I did was add grosgrain loops to the ends and run paracord through them. Attached to hammock suspension with shock cord. I did cannibalize the zipper for my future bug net. Test run on the UQ was very comfy...warm, but not too warm. I'll be using it at the hang this weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gresh View Post
    . . . what other household-type items are commonly used for making underquilts? . . .
    You had to ask . . . Well how about several layers of the foam wrap that protects new TVs?!? Worked for me, see this thread: http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=60288

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