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    Senior Member BodhiKnight's Avatar
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    No More cold feet.

    Last year I made a winter topquilt and my feet were usually cold, unless I stuffed the footbox with my down sweater.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=41830

    The problem was the draw string closure at the foot end. So I had to make a sewn in bottom and increase the leg room width because I was squishing the loft around my calves. Another problem was my foot pad wouldn't stay in place so I had to deal with that too.

    My first attempt at modifying the foot end I made a circle with a 3.5" baffle in the center, sewn through around the circumference, and attached to the foot end. But I noticed a problem. When I got in to test it out, my toes would be pointing right toward the seam between the two. No insulation in the seam and cold tootsies.

    To rectify the leaky seam I made a rectangular plug, 4" baffle in the center and 4" height around the perimeter 5" loft. Also,I expanded the foot end from knee to foot and made velcro attachments for the pad.

    No more cold feet and heres some pics.
    http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy51/knight1979/GEDC0210_zps19ffdf65.jpg

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    Last edited by BodhiKnight; 12-19-2012 at 12:55. Reason: forgot a photo

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    Nicely modded bag! You DIY'ed your DIY!
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    That looks like a nice DIY solution!

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    Mmmmm looks toasty , great idea!

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    I feel warmer already

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    I bet if you put bacon there it would fry because it looks so warm.
    Bacon and Camping makes me happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninjahamockman View Post
    I bet if you put bacon there it would fry because it looks so warm.
    But then my feet would be greasy and I'd have to diy a grease catcher.

    Thanks for all the positive replies everyone.

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    Great job, I really like it, I am going to use your idea when I build my top quilt, thank you, thank you, well done...

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    Boy, does that look toasty? Nice job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BodhiKnight View Post
    But then my feet would be greasy and I'd have to diy a grease catcher.

    Thanks for all the positive replies everyone.
    And load up on bear repellent.
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