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    Senior Member KerMegan's Avatar
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    what kind of suspension are you useing? Shockcords/drawstrings/triangle thingiees?

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    Suspension will be shock cord and drawstring. I've not noticed a need for tri-things the way I hang.

    Jbo

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    Thanks! still collecting ideas for my rig..

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    Great looking UQ. I've been considering making one myself. What resources did you find to be the most helpful (HF posts, other websites, etc)? Did you follow a plan or make your own? How did you measure the down for each chamber, a scale? If you were doing another, what would you do different?

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    Basically, I looked at all the UQs I could find pictures of and read all the posts I could find. Almost none anywhere but here. Then I made my own plan.

    I calculated the total down I intended to use, divided by how many chambers I intended to have, and ordered preweighed from Stormcrow. Having done that, even for a discount, I wouldn't do it any other way. I can't imagine it would be worth the savings for me to have weighed it out myself. Besides, his price is already very affordable for down.

    What would I do different?
    1. Not put off starting so long thinking it would be hard.
    2. Pay the small amount extra for lighter nylon.
    3. Use smaller hems on the edges.

    Jbo

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    good looking project. I made mine with 2" baffles and 8 oz down on a 3/4 length and it did fine to around 25 on the Chattooga. I had on plenty of clothes as well but never really got cold on my back other than having to shift a little down once while in the hammock. You should be fine with the larger baffles and more down.


    I wish, I wish, I wish, I wish, I would have ordered my down pre measured.

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    jbo c,

    This looks awesome. Do you happen have a pic or reference for the darts and differential. Having a hard time conceptually and a pic or drawing would help. I know what a dart is, my wife knows how to sew, but I don't see the darts - unless you integrated them into the baffle seam?
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    Great job JBO.
    I like the colour, It looks similar to the one I've just made.

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    I'm out of town. Will try to clarify when I get home. Darts are centered between the baffles on the inside(hammock side) fabric only. I sewed the baffles onto the inside piece of fabric(6" apart)then sewed the darts, then sewed the baffles to the other piece of fabric.

    Jbo

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    OK. I'm back. Did my last post answer your questions or is there something else that will help? I don't have any drawings, but I can try to clarify better if you ask.

    Jbo

    PS Started on my TQ today.

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