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    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeBait View Post
    OK, now don't laugh but I simply gathered up the end (much like a gathered end hammock) and wrapped it with a piece of paracord. Then used a couple of blanket pins to pin the two sides together to make a foot box. Worked great and was all I needed on summer nights.
    That's exactly what I have done in the past, Works a treat !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonetracker View Post
    i made one last spring.double layer with footbox.used it all summer down to 32degf.its got a nice red and black flannel pattern with little moose on it.bought 4yrds at joans for 4dollar a yard.i used it and another fleece blanket last weekend got down to 21degf.kept me warm.
    just remembered.the only thing i did not like about mine was the inside and out were the same color.this made getting my feet in the footbox problematic on occasion.so my advise is use differant colors if you make a two layer tq.
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    ok im a dumb a@# what is the foot box?

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    A foot box is an enclosed section to put your feet into...

    Take a look at a mummy bag: most have the last foot or so completely enclosed (the zipper doesn't go down that far)

    You wear a top quilt like a blanket, but you don't have to tuck it around your feet as your feet slide into the "footbox"
    "Do or do not, there is no try." -- Yoda


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    thank new to this but idid say a lot of dumb questions. but that is what i thought but had to ask.

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    Steve D. Spent my first night hanging last night and used the fleece TQ I made. Started out with just the inner TQ. Added the outer around daybreak. Temps in the low to mid 50's. After adding the outer just snuggled in until 8 am. Very comfortable. I had stowed/folded the outer up in the foot of the hammock and when needed I pulled it down over the inner. In hindsight, instead of cutting the 90" width into 2 45" halves, I would cut 2 50"x90". Working on a pillow with the leftovers.
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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