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    I inhereted a pink down alternative comforter. I plan on putting a cover over the lighter side and sewing it into a quilt. Not sure what the temp range will be, but the final cost will be < $10. Not bad IMO.

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    the low cost summer option is to use your existing sleeping bag unzipped (like a quilt) and buy a $10 ccf pad for underneath you. you won't need much more than torso length

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    If you find CCF pads comfortable. It may be low cost, but if it's also low-sleep b/c of the condensation then I'll stick with my UQ! YMMV, of course...lots of folks are happy sleeping on CCF.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    If you find CCF pads comfortable. It may be low cost, but if it's also low-sleep b/c of the condensation then I'll stick with my UQ! YMMV, of course...lots of folks are happy sleeping on CCF.
    I hate ccf
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    The cheapest production quilts you can get will be from AHE, cheap in price, top notch quality, only other route that would be cheaper is DIY, or the other ideas that have already been posted!

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    MacEntyre is making these now and the innovations keep getting better and better
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    Quote Originally Posted by asimmons4 View Post
    MacEntyre is making these now and the innovations keep getting better and better
    Yes that is correct I completely forgot about this, These were tested at the MAHHA hang by Mac, Thing1, and Dutch with real good results!!

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    My winter DIY project for summer hangs was the Neat sheet UQ/TQ and converting my old rectangle zippered berber fleece sleeping bag into a TQ using a modified version of sclittlefield's TQ design.

    I really like that berber fleece bag- its light and regulates my body heat very well in the summer... despite the bulk. A good summer bag for the backyard, motorcycle or car camping trips. I purchased the neat sheets last fall at Price Chopper's summer item clearance sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireFlyburns View Post
    I hate ccf
    I hate ccf too.. and its big and strapped outside my backpack.. too big for my taste.

    Im out in the wood this weekend, have no time to get a decent quality underquilt (and like it to pack small as much as possible) Its gonna be around Zero degree celcius (i think its about 32 deg. far.) If I buy a cheap 20-30$ sleeping bag and strap it with shockcord under my blackbird.. can I leave that ccf at home ? can I trust a el cheapo sleeping bag UQ for that kind of weather ?

    Maybe a kid sleeping bag.. I saw a 40$ -10 celcius Walmart sleeping bag the other day but have a hard time beleaving something that cheap could really give that kind of isulation.. but as a windshield underquilt for my blackbird.. it could just do the trick... right ?? hehe please.. tell me yes!

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    You can turn a sleeping bag into an underquilt, but just strapping it to the bottom with a bungee probably won't work so well.

    Windshield reflectors work just like pads...they're vapor barriers, and pretty thin. Decent for summer but I wouldn't rely on it for winter or early spring temps.
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