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    Moving Blanket as UQ

    Has anyone looked at or tried moving blankets instead of poncho liner for an underquilt? I went to the surplus store and they wanted 40$ for that poncho liner. I have moving blankets... just not sure of the material/moisture etc.

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    Moving blankets - depend on if they're the real heavy ones or the lighter ones. The heavy ones will be a pain trying to hang them with shock cord - they sag terribly. The lighter ones will work, but I don't know to what temps they're good for.

    Search the net for a poncho liner - they can be found for 20 bucks or so. Here's an example http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/c....aspx?a=372697
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    Good point about the weight. This moving blanket weighs about seven pounds

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    Have you tried pads yet?
    Start saving for a proper UQ.....synthetic is a bit less expensive.
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    My sleeping bag is a Big Agnes with integrated pad sleeve. I have a tendency to get cold on the sides of the hammock, especially my feet. SPE looks like it might help.

    I'm also considering a reflectix pad around my feet.

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    I would think that the design of the pad to be stout, compact, and abrasive resistant would not inhance it's ability to provide warmth through any sort of loft.
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    Dude...that is a high priced surplus store! We can get brand new poncho liners around here for just over 20 bucks. You checked E-bay?

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    If you are looking for a cheap pl alternative, ikea has a $10 comforter... twin sized....
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    All good ideas here. Part of my looking at the moving blanket was that I have 6 of them doing nothing... I love DIY projects especially when I spend no money.

    I'm now thinking if I am going to spend some money, maybe I just save for a little while and make my own down underquilt. Patience... patience...

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    Quote Originally Posted by banjonut View Post
    All good ideas here. Part of my looking at the moving blanket was that I have 6 of them doing nothing... I love DIY projects especially when I spend no money.

    I'm now thinking if I am going to spend some money, maybe I just save for a little while and make my own down underquilt. Patience... patience...
    If you can find a cheap down pillow, you can buy a shell from underquilts.com and have a nice underquilt less than $100. I bought a pillow for $20 and the shell for $50. Add in the shock cord and I only had about $80 for a very nice quilt, plus enough down left for another project. Just an idea.

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