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    UB Snugpak questions

    Hi guys,

    used my Snugpak a few times now when out camping and a couple of head scratchers have come to mind.
    Firstly one is that i have noticed a length of shock cord running round the UB with adjustment toggles attached, i haven't got a clue what it's for, any ideas ?

    secondly i have noticed that there are webbing loops fitted, what are they for ? i used these to carabiner onto my hammock tapes last weekend when i though my artic bag would be warm enough, oh how was i so wrong, lol not fun trying to mod the ub onto the hammock in the dark but it worked, lol

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    Hi Andy

    The cord with the toggle on is so you can adjust the tension once you're in your hammock. It kind of cinches it up around you when you tighten it. Don't over tighten though as you'll get a cold spot on your 4rse

    As for the webbing loops, I pass the shock cords through them to add a bit more security to the setup.

    Did you ever see this one mate ? ...
    http://www.bushcraftuk.com/forum/sho...t=underblanket

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shewie View Post
    Hi Andy

    The cord with the toggle on is so you can adjust the tension once you're in your hammock. It kind of cinches it up around you when you tighten it. Don't over tighten though as you'll get a cold spot on your 4rse

    As for the webbing loops, I pass the shock cords through them to add a bit more security to the setup.

    Did you ever see this one mate ? ...
    http://www.bushcraftuk.com/forum/sho...t=underblanket

    Ahhhhh, got it now Rich, lol, i did think it was for that, i'll have to try it out at the meet end of the month thanks bud. I didn't use the shock cords last weekend just crabed the loops to the tapes, it looked a bit odd as the ub is shorter than the hammock but when in the hammock the ub did cover me well.

    Yep, saw that Rich, that's how i set it up because of that picture, wouldn't have had a clue otherwise. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy2112 View Post
    Ahhhhh, got it now Rich, lol, i did think it was for that, i'll have to try it out at the meet end of the month thanks bud. I didn't use the shock cords last weekend just crabed the loops to the tapes, it looked a bit odd as the ub is shorter than the hammock but when in the hammock the ub did cover me well.

    Yep, saw that Rich, that's how i set it up because of that picture, wouldn't have had a clue otherwise. lol

    Lol

    I've got some decent pics somewhere of the setup I did a couple of years ago, I'll dig them out mate and stick them up for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shewie View Post
    Don't over tighten though as you'll get a cold spot on your 4rse
    We affectionately call that CBS, short for Cold Butt Syndrome.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shewie View Post
    Lol

    I've got some decent pics somewhere of the setup I did a couple of years ago, I'll dig them out mate and stick them up for you.
    That would be good Rich, thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    We affectionately call that CBS, short for Cold Butt Syndrome.
    Lol, like it.

    Seriously though even with my British Army artic sleeping bag my back and legs were really cold as a good breeze was blowing through and it was below average temps for the time of year, just goes to show how good these UB's are really.

    The jury is still out though on the snugpak quilt.

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    Hi Andy,

    The webbing loops are particularly useful when you use the UQ with a HH or other assymmetrical hammock. Attach the loops to the tie-out points to offset the UQ a bit so it follows the shape of the hammock.

    Hang loose! (errr..... tight!)

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