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    Please describe your underquilt suspension.

    Hi all. I've DIYed up my underquilt, and triangle-thingies. I have a bunch of 1/8th inch shock cord and a hand full of cord locks. Just wondering about what would be the best, most adjustable way to rig it all together. My underquilt has channels on all 4 sides.

    Thanks in advance

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    For what it's worth, I have the JRB No Sniveler. To attach, the quilt has two tabs on each end. I use a 12" piece of shock cord with loops on each end, and mini-biners attached. The cord is girth hitched to my whoopie sling, near the hammock knot. Then biners hang down at that point, so I loop them around the line once, then attach to UQ. There's a few pics of this on JRB's site. http://www.jacksrbetter.com/Suspension%20System.htm

    Worked fairly well for me so far. Wouldn't be hard to do the same with your set up I imagine.

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    my crowsnest is like this

    <=> with each end of the arrow wrapping around the end of the hammock. all lines are attached shockcord

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    Here is my suspension method...

    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery...p?i=11968&c=15

    There are complete instructions in the thread linked to this gallery picture if you are interested further.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    Here is my suspension method...

    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery...p?i=11968&c=15

    There are complete instructions in the thread linked to this gallery picture if you are interested further.
    How do you actually attach that? Run the hammock suspension line through the loop made by the lateral lines?

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    I am big fan of the the Draw Channel suspension system like the Crows Nest or Yeti. Find it easier to adjust sag of UQ in comparison to JRB suspension system.
    Sometimes I like to hike and think, And sometimes I just like to hike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lazy river road View Post
    I am big fan of the the Draw Channel suspension system like the Crows Nest or Yeti. Find it easier to adjust sag of UQ in comparison to JRB suspension system.
    How is that accomplished? For the longitudinal lines, is there a loop of shock cord doubled back through a toggle to adjust the length?

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    Actually, this is pretty much what I was looking for. Thanks guys!

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    I tried adding a cord lock and loop of shockcord to bring the suspension lines together along the ridgeline but it didn't work real well, I think because there was too much friction and it wasn't moving freely.

    Another alternative I tried, that did work pretty well, was to run a cord vertically from each end of the UQ over the ridgeline to pull the corners up. Of course that was a lot of extra rigging.

    The triangle idea seems like a very good solution. Now I have something new to try. Thanks.

    BTW I have found that a third cord, from the middle of each end helps with sag quite a bit. JRB has a mod for this for their UQs.

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    Here lately it has been my son's Coleman Travers 0 degree bag. I make a sandwhich of my inner bag/hammock and enjoy the $35 system. Warm and toasty!

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