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    Quote Originally Posted by kc7fys View Post
    I just purchased a Kelty Women's Light Year 20 deg bag with 19oz of 650fp down in it to modify into a TQ. The Clymb had it advertised for about 105$ shipped CONUS. Not the top-of-the-line anything--but I think with a little creativity, it'll make a lovely topquilt. I'm 6'1", so it's bound to require considerable modification.
    Ebay down bags are a bit more dicey of a proposition, but another source of downy plunder.
    Or just order down from Stormcrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonely Raven View Post
    I thought you were foolin' till I hit the Sears page...I find it difficult to believe they sell 900 Fill Power stuff...though the pricing looks about right if it was.
    I don't think a 100% 900fp down pillow would be a good idea anyway. Insulation and neck/head support are different tasks. Hence the +/- 25% feathers. (or rocks)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1022 View Post
    It would be really great if that 1lb pillow was full of 900 power down!!! It's a tantalizing possibility, but it is SportsmansGuide, under $40 odds are that it is bulk feathers and down mixed in some percentage (they are probably not too concerned with warmth or weight, or loft with a pillow, just how firm it is once stuffed) If anybody can comment on the quality of this pillow fill, chime in , I would love to be wrong about this
    Did you think that thru? go take a 800 fill sleeping bag and fold it in half and lie down and use it as a pillow on a hard floor... It provides no firmness, hense the mix with feathers. Otherwise it would compress to nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonely Raven View Post
    Or just order down from Stormcrow.
    Yes, without question there are sources of NEW, perfect down at reasonable retail prices. There will always be those who seek alternatives, almost as a challenge, and cut corners to make the hobby a little more fun. But yes, Stormcrow or any of the other fine vendors peopling HF. Agreed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Festus Hagen View Post
    "The white down (minimum 75%) is fully sterilized"

    According to my math that means about 25% feathers. You could pick out the feathers, but I'm betting that would leave you with 450 fill power down... or less?
    No you can't pick out the feathers, it would be a mess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Old Owl View Post
    Did you think that thru? go take a 800 fill sleeping bag and fold it in half and lie down and use it as a pillow on a hard floor... It provides no firmness, hense the mix with feathers. Otherwise it would compress to nothing.
    Unless overstuffed.

    When overstuffed, you gain a soft, warm, conforming pillow. When you're making a quilt you go for loft (trapping air for warmth), not firmness.

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    Rocks, apples, ducks--quoting Monty Python's Holy Grail. I know, I'm a dork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kc7fys View Post
    Rocks, apples, ducks--quoting Monty Python's Holy Grail. I know, I'm a dork.
    It's not a good joke when you have to explain it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonely Raven View Post
    It's not a good joke when you have to explain it.
    No, it was funny before, it's just funnier now. Ken

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