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  1. #11
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    U.S. military patrol bag. good to 30 ish degrees, mummy bag, easy diy top quilt. or under quilt, 13$ to 20$. Army gear .net. weighs 2.5 lbs, less if you cut off the zippers and snaps.

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    Oh and its rip stop nylonand filled with climashield.

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    Probably the best is your existing sleeping bags used as a quilt assuming you have down bags now. Second best would be duck down bag maybe cut down a bit.
    YMMV

    HYOH

    Free advice worth what you paid for it. ;-)

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    Whats the cheapest/lightest/most-compactable 3-season top insulation?

    Cheap, light, compactable....
    That would be one made from unobtainium!
    Mike
    "Life is a Project!"

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    Whats the cheapest/lightest/most-compactable 3-season top insulation?

    Quote Originally Posted by chrickso View Post
    I like this idea. How much down stuffing should I need for each TQ?
    Anywhere from 4.7oz on up depending on fillpower. If you can track down some 800fp you're looking at about 8 oz of down per quilt. They have it all spec'd out at http://www.underquilts.com

    The top quilt they have looks like it runs $80.
    Life is short and then it's forever..

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    I've been really pleased with the Walmart 32* duck down bag Ozark Mountain Trails Cocoon. I just did a trip and used it with a Wilderness Logics SSUQ rated at 40*, In Missouri I slept comfortable with a low of about 39* with a light breeze, last night it got down to about 53* in Lake James. I could have went colder without supplementation and warmer with no problems. Stock bag weighs in at 1lb. 7 ozs., I will be removing tags and replacing the stock cord and cord locks with light weight materials and maybe eventually converting to a TQ, it compresses well. At $80, I don't know of a better bargin.

    Quote Originally Posted by chrickso View Post
    I recently invested a good amount of dollars getting myself/wife/son hammocks and under-insulation. I got a Blackbird XLC 1.1 DL w/ 3 season yeti UQ and they got HH Expeditions with the HH Insulation system (half price at the time ).

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    +1 for underquilts.com. Gear that you put some work into gives you more appreciation of it. There are many ways of acquiring down as there are of getting it into your project. Here is a link to how I do it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5U0C85gv1Q
    My ego said, SURE you can.
    Half way in my body said OH NO YOU CAN'T

    Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrickso View Post
    lol. i heard that joke about women. pick 2:

    smart / sane / sexy


    i have found this to be fairly reliable...
    Hilarious!
    Thankfully I am blessed with the perfect trifecta of a wife.
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