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    sleeping bag as UQ

    I have a BA sleeping bag that is their semi-rectangular shape and I want to try to attach it as an UQ without significantly modifying the bag.

    Since the BA bags have pad sleeve on the bottom, I can cut slots in the fabric for shock cord without damaging the synthetic insulation.

    Q1. Do I need to reinforce the fabric at the slots I cut to prevent them from being extended/lengthened by the weight of the bag?

    Q2: How do I attach the shock cord to the hammock? I was thinking of sewing loops on to the side of hammock and using mini-biners.

    Q3: I was hoping to get away with four attachment cords. Does that number of cords seem realistic?

    Someday, I will buy a JRB MT Wash UQ but many pennies still need to be saved...

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    I used a Kelty Galactic bag as a peapod-style over/under quilt, and it worked very nicely. I did need something on top because having the bag all the way around me was a little too much empty space on top to warm up -- but underneath it was fine.


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    hi guys
    how well does this peapod design work? and is the sleepingbag modified at all apart from a hole in the foot end??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loenja View Post
    hi guys
    how well does this peapod design work? and is the sleepingbag modified at all apart from a hole in the foot end??
    The actual PeaPod ( From Speer Hammocks) worked, IMO, spectacularly when compared to most other techniques of staying warm in a hammock.
    http://www.speerhammocks.com/Products/PeaPod.htm
    http://stores.tttrailgear.com/-strse...Pod/Detail.bok

    It has it's pros and cons compared to other excellent approaches, for example a separate UQ ( or torso UQ/leg pad), but it is almost guaranteed warmth, top and bottom, with no draft worries being it's biggest pro IMO.

    So, to what ever degree of success you have using your sleeping bag to mimic a PeaPod, it should work in a grand fashion. I would think success would be more sure with really large (especially wide) bags. I've never done it though. I've only used the real deal, a Speer PeaPod.
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

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