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    Senior Member Arothian's Avatar
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    Sleeping Bag foot loop

    Hey all,

    So most sleeping bags have a loop at the foot for hanging, mine included. Has anyone tried to lash that to a ridgeline using a prusik loop or similar? Does it help keep your bag in place and easier to get in/out from?

    Any other suggestions for a noob using his sleeping bag to make it easier? Do most of you sleep in the bag itself or unzip to make it more like a TQ?

    I realize that's a lot of questions for one post

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    Senior Member OneThing's Avatar
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    Maybe some shock cord as well. I'm going to give it a try tonight and see how it works. Great idea. 1st time I've ever heard it, but that's what I love about this site. Always new ideas.

    I use my 45 degree bag unzipped. However, I have a 25degree Feather Friends Winter Wren which is great for walking around in at night, and easy to get in & out of. It's worked for me for many years, but there's a TQ in the near future.

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    I'll stand next to the hammock, step into SB, pull up past waist, recline in hammock.
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    I lay bag in hammock, get in hammock, get out of hammock, pick up bag. Repeat many times. Maybe I'll give your idea a try. Seems to be an improvement.

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    Hey Arothian,

    I do not yet have a top quilt, so I use my sleeping bag the same way you would use a top quilt.

    I have a bottom entry hammock. I put my sleeping bag in the hammock with the zipper unzipped about 3/4 of the length down. I get in the hammock and put my feet in the bag and drape the rest of the bag over me. I find it easy and works well.

    I am saving up for a down top quilt (a "Burrow" from Hammock Gear) because it will be warmer, lighter and more packable than my sleeping bag.

    Hope this helps you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aardvark View Post
    I'll stand next to the hammock, step into SB, pull up past waist, recline in hammock.
    Ha, so simple. I found this worked best. In addition, I left it mostly unzipped and probably used it very similar to a top quilt.

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