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    M1942a sleeping bag converted to an underquilt

    I dub this UQ the sequoia. I purchased this on ebay, It lived the first 66 years of its life as a m1942a down& feather sleeping bag, the tag on the inside was dated 1946. On the outside it has stamped usfs sequoia and U.S. It was used by the US Forest Service in the Sequoia National Forest. It sat on my gear shelf for a while, so I decided to make an attempt at turning it into an underquilt for a friend. I seam ripped it open, removed the zipper and draft tubes, added grosgrain channels to all four sides and reused the draft tubes for the head and foot ends.














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    That's the bomb! Thanks for posting.
    "Pips"
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    What a neat bag!

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    Great job! Looks like it'll be very warm.
    I got in a fight one time with a really big guy, and he said, "I'm going to mop the floor with your face." I said, "You'll be sorry." He said, "Oh, yeah? Why?" I said, "Well, you won't be able to get into the corners very well."


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    Quote Originally Posted by pipsissewa View Post
    that's the bomb!
    this! . . .
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    In some mysterious way woods have never
    seemed to me to be static things.
    In physical terms, I move through them;
    yet in metaphysical ones,
    they seem to move through me. -
    John Fowles


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    Thumbs up

    Looking real good!

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    I would get mad about destroying a piece of history, but I love your idea and design! I want one now. How much on ebay?
    "We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it."- G. W. Sears

    My forum name is Fish<><; I'm in the navy; and I hate sleeping on the ground. If I didn't need ground to walk on or measure resistance to, I think I could happily give it up.

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    Wow, great job! Totally cool!
    "In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy." -D'Signore's, Tide Mill Farm, Edmunds, Maine.

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    Any idea what the weight is on that bad boy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by THE DANGLER View Post
    Any idea what the weight is on that bad boy?
    Due to the fill being down & feathers it was a bit heavy, I gave it away this past weekend, but would say around 1.5lbs to 2lbs, def a car camping quilt.


    Quote Originally Posted by Fish<>< View Post
    I would get mad about destroying a piece of history, but I love your idea and design! I want one now. How much on ebay?
    Prices vary, I paid 40.00 w/ shipping for this one, I searched military sleeping bag.

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