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    Here's a link to the pillows kc7fys bought (at least similar to them and from the same company)
    http://www.amazon.com/Thread-Egyptia.../dp/B004H9O2GS

    There was one review that claimed the pillow is "actually a double layered pillow and not entirely filled with goose down" have you actually opened them up kc7fys, and do they look alright? I just ordered the OT bag and would love to overstuff it with this.

    Jason

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdenning33 View Post
    Here's a link to the pillows kc7fys bought (at least similar to them and from the same company)
    http://www.amazon.com/Thread-Egyptia.../dp/B004H9O2GS

    There was one review that claimed the pillow is "actually a double layered pillow and not entirely filled with goose down" have you actually opened them up kc7fys, and do they look alright? I just ordered the OT bag and would love to overstuff it with this.

    Jason
    Hm. Very intriguing. I plan to open 'em up and give a full report. But... the road to hell is paved with good intentions. In due time.
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    Hi, everyone. I am one of the "newest Noobs" on the block with this forum - but I have really learned a lot since I discovered it. I just received some camo 1.9 ripstop to make my first hammock and I can't wait to get started.
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    Just a day or so ago, I was reading this thread on the forum. Tonight, while picking up a few things at Wal-Mart, I checked the camping section and found one of these bags. Based on the feedback here, I snapped it up.
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    But, I have one stupid rookie question. I understand that the insulating quality of down products - coupled with their light weight - make them the preferred choice for sleeping bags, underquilts, top quilts, etc. But, I also understand that the "kryptonite" of down is water. Wet down loses its insulating value. Should I try to treat the outer surface of this bag to increase its water resistance? Or will that have an effect on the ability of the down to "breathe" and insulate properly?

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    Re: Walmart Ozark Trails Down Sleeping Bag

    I think the best advise I've heard is "don't get your down wet". Treating the shell is not going to prevent the down from getting saturated and may hinder lofting and drying.

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    Removing zippers, hood, shock cord and cord locks. Should be done tomorrow. I will try to remember to get a pic or two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snare View Post
    Removing zippers, hood, shock cord and cord locks. Should be done tomorrow. I will try to remember to get a pic or two.
    Please do, I'm looking for details to do the same to mine!
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    A couple pics showing the draftube side after the zipper was removed ( I retained the draft tube). And the other is the top after the hood and shock cord had been removed.
    You can actually still velcro the top edge together at the back of your neck...and that combined with the now separate hood would keep things pretty warm
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    First pic is where i spent most of the time with the seam ripper
    ...between the bright blue zipper piece and the black webbing.
    The second is the non draft tube side after zipper removal.
    Third is overview pic of completed topquilt mod.
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    Thanks snare! Did you have to any sewing to close things up after removing the hood or zipper?
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    Beautiful job! I'm tempted to do the same to mine...maybe after I make a tarp

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