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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    If the local fabric stores are anything like mine, expect to pay $7.99 + a yard for ripstop. Order some '2nds' from thur-hiker; its like $4.95 a yard.

    To answer your question about sleeping bags, yes. I'm making one now, but it will be short with a standard bag. Comes out to be about 79" of length with the sleeping bag option.
    The other day I call up the local fabric store just for the heck of it and there ripstop nylon is $7! $4.95 still is like so much !! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lorethian View Post
    A little help here. Does anyone make one of the KAS Underquilt. I dont have the skill to sew to save my life but I would like to get one.
    You could try sending a PM to BlackBishop, but I don't think he's still making them regularly. Other than that, you'd have to buy one used or 'convince' someone to make one for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    If the local fabric stores are anything like mine, expect to pay $7.99 + a yard for ripstop. Order some '2nds' from thur-hiker; its like $4.95 a yard.

    To answer your question about sleeping bags, yes. I'm making one now, but it will be short with a standard bag. Comes out to be about 79" of length with the sleeping bag option.
    My local fabric store sells lots of colors of ripstop nylon for 4.79 - 4.99/yd. I guess it's just pure luck then. Ed Speer has some good prices (1.9 Ripstop Nylon; 60"w, chocolate brown or apple green, 4.50/yd), but then you pay for shipping...


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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    My local fabric store sells lots of colors of ripstop nylon for 4.79 - 4.99/yd. I guess it's just pure luck then.
    That's not fair! JoAnn Fabrics is the cheap store in this town. There is another fabric shop here that caters to the rich folks out on the island; thier ripstop...are you ready....is $15.95/yd!

    However, a small fabric shop opened yesterday. Can you believe I just happened to drive by and think "I don't remember seeing that before"? When I asked how long they had been open, the lady said "about 4.5 hours". I like her she's funny. No ripstop, but she said she'd look into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
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    However, a small fabric shop opened yesterday. Can you believe I just happened to drive by and think "I don't remember seeing that before"? When I asked how long they had been open, the lady said "about 4.5 hours". I like her she's funny. No ripstop, but she said she'd look into it.
    there ya go. maybe she'll hook you up!
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    Anyone know of another topic that covers the design of making your own under quilt with a sleeping bag. I'd like to see if it's not that hard and if I could do that with the things I have around me.

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    Just use the KAQ directions and modify any measurments to fit the dimensions of the bag. The only real difference is the quality of the insulation and the overall length will be about a foot shorter than one made "by the book". It will be lots heavier than one made with good insulation and 1.1 ripstop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    If the local fabric stores are anything like mine, expect to pay $7.99 + a yard for ripstop. Order some '2nds' from thur-hiker; its like $4.95 a yard.

    To answer your question about sleeping bags, yes. I'm making one now, but it will be short with a standard bag. Comes out to be about 79" of length with the sleeping bag option.
    I was wondering you regard 79" as short? It only needs to cover your body, not the entire hammock. That's 6 1/2 feet straight, even more diagonally.

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    I'm saying short relative to the KAQ which calls for a length of 90". Don't forget that the UQ provides a wind break benefit. Leaving both ends of the hammock open to the wind may reduce the warmth factor quite a bit. I don't know since I'm heading into my first winter since my hammock addiction; I'll let ya know.

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    Based on experiments I made using a sleeping bag, plain fabric and synthetic insulation bats leaving the ends open underneath is a good way to lose about 75-80% of the benefit of the underquilt.

    I tried these things clipped in various fashions to the hammock. The warmest was having the ends gathered and clipped up against the hammock. Leaving them open (and away from the hammock) was slightly warmer than nothing, but not really warm... Any UQ I make is going to attach snugly on all 4 sides.
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