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    preacha man... if you like you could take a look at this thread about the down hammock i made.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=255
    if you click on my gallery beside my name, then go to page 10 you'll see pictures of it.
    i also started a thread about my second down hammock, talking about what i planed to do different, but i never got around to making it yet.
    when i do, i'll probably do something like what i described in the 2nd down hammock thread. ...tim
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    All this talk is moving the down hammock close to the top of my DIY list this winter.

    I think I could take out over a pound out of my winter pack with a down hammock with the down going from my head to my butt. I could use a ccp that I use as a frame in my pack underneath my legs. Then I could use my 3.5" loft quilt as a top quilt. That would make my really toasty.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    Slow Hike, Thanks for all the great info. I will keep you guys posted on my progress. I plan on my hammock having around 12 ounces of 900 down and my top quilt having 9 ounces. I really want to be warm.

    Engineer, if you make yours before me keep us updated
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammock engineer View Post
    All this talk is moving the down hammock close to the top of my DIY list this winter.

    I think I could take out over a pound out of my winter pack with a down hammock with the down going from my head to my butt. I could use a ccp that I use as a frame in my pack underneath my legs. Then I could use my 3.5" loft quilt as a top quilt. That would make my really toasty.
    i can't quite get away from the need to have insulation all the way down to my feet for really cold weather.
    but if your hammock didn't compress the lower part of the sleeping bag, i guess it would do just fine. i've thougt about using a treking pole spreader at the foot end for that reason.
    i may play around w/ that next winter too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    i can't quite get away from the need to have insulation all the way down to my feet for really cold weather.
    but if your hammock didn't compress the lower part of the sleeping bag, i guess it would do just fine. i've thougt about using a treking pole spreader at the foot end for that reason.
    i may play around w/ that next winter too.
    My thoughts are what you are saying about the bottom of my top quilt, plus I usually put something underneath my knees anyways.

    I think I will do some testing attaching my UQ different lengths until I find something that works.
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    The sit pad provides the insulation under legs/feet...so it's still there, just in a different (and multi-use) form.

    PreachaMan - you could use the spray...that would help with the wind resistance. But you could also cut a few ounces by using 1.1 oz instead of 1.9 oz, if weight is a consideration for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    The sit pad provides the insulation under legs/feet...so it's still there, just in a different (and multi-use) form.

    PreachaMan - you could use the spray...that would help with the wind resistance. But you could also cut a few ounces by using 1.1 oz instead of 1.9 oz, if weight is a consideration for you.
    you mean use 1.1oz for the outer shell but still use 1.9oz for the hammock itself don't you jeff?
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    Thanks a lot, I have some spray already, and that would make it a lot easier. Yes I was plannin on 1.9 for the hammock body, but 1.1 for the outer shell and top quilt. Thanks guys you are really helping out a lot
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    Yes, Tim - that's what I meant. Thanks for clarifying that.
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