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    what can i use in a UQ

    seen a video where a old sleeping bag was made into a UQ.
    my question is how well does that work and what other types of material coudl i use to fill a UQ with i know of goose down stuff but ill go nuts trying to work with that stuff
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    I used Thinsulate. It was easy to work with and will still be effective when compressed.

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    I'm in the exact same boat. I was planing to turn an old sleeping bag into an uq, but now I'm thinking it probably wouldn't be warm enough. You need to ask yourself what your requirements are for the uq. Weight, temperature, size, cost... Your fill material choice will depend on that.

    I need something effective down to at least 20*F, but also fairly light weight and inexpensive. That rules out converting most cheapo bags as well as purchasing many commercial uq. So, now I'm looking at building my own down uq.

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    [QUOTE=Wakozacho;331828]I'm in the exact same boat. I was planing to turn an old sleeping bag into an uq, but now I'm thinking it probably wouldn't be warm enough. You need to ask yourself what your requirements are for the uq. Weight, temperature, size, cost... Your fill material choice will depend on that.

    i would want it around 2lb or less anf probly 20 degrees. I have no clue on the legth im guessing about 3/4 the length
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    have you investigated MacEntyre's IX quilts? or conact him about just getting some IX to make your own, or supplement a current pad/sleeping bag combo?
    Just a few thoughts..KM

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    I turned my RayWay quilt into a 3/4 underquilt. It don't look great, but it keeps me warm to around 45 or so.

    If your average 10 year old has 100 patience points, I have about 40*, so that is why my UQ isn't cosmetically good looking. But it does what I want it to do so I don't care!





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    If you frequent garage sales you can find very nice sleeping bags for very cheap. I found a northface zero down bag for $10 bucks and the lady threw in a very nice Northface backpack with it just so she would'nt need to take it to the goodwill. Garage sales and the goodwill and salvation army stores are the way to go for anyone with little to no budget. I have outfitted myself very cheaply this way.

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    survival tube UQ

    I use a survival tube as my UQ. It keeps me warm by reflecting most of my body heat back to me, and by blocking out any wind or moisture of any kind. I just camped for a week at Union Valley Reservoir near Lake Tahoe for a week with my cocoon (2 survival tubes...one under me, and one over). It got down to 38* outside, but inside the hammock it was 51*. The tubes are only $35 each. The tubes look fragile, but they've lasted a year so far, and I think they'll be good for a few more years before I replace them with new ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudorino View Post
    I used Thinsulate. It was easy to work with and will still be effective when compressed.

    were can i buy it at?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyNails View Post
    were can i buy it at?
    http://www.questoutfitters.com/insul...tion%20Fabrics

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