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    Another sleeping bag to underquilt mod

    Big thanks to dkperdue for showing the pix of his mod (here) I copied it and I'm quite happy with the way it came out.
    I already had used this bag (Mt. Hdwr 0 synth.) as an UQ but didn't do anything but put hang tabs on it. That wasn't the best so I thought I'd mod it some. I've done the whole "cut the bottom out of a sleeping bag and put a drawstring channel in" thing and I didn't love the way that worked so I thought I'd give dkperdue's version a go.

    I cut into the thing last night and went looking for my grosgrain and couldn't find it so I used some leather instead. I had to hand stitch the gussets in the corners because I couldn't fit it all under my machines foot. The rest I did with a machine. Its a bit tough to wrestle that old girl around, so it's not the prettiest, but I don't think it'll fall apart. I'm not too worried about the weight since this thing is so massive it makes its own gravity and has other, lesser underquilts orbiting around it. She's a car/canoe camper anyway.

    Haven't done anything with the hood end yet. I can get a pretty good seal w/o cutting the hood off, so if I can avoid that I will.









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    Repurposing the hood

    Lot of good things here, not least the pics of leather hems.

    I'll repeat your mention of saving the SB hood to use as a draft stopper. Most excellent.

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    Looks good! Does anyone know of a rectangular 0F down sleeping bag, that I could put end channel like that in, or better yet a VERY large (I'm 6' and wear a 52" coat) mummy bag that could be converted to a peapod.

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    WOW dude thats pretty impressive. good idea...

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    you inspired me to give it a go myself. It'd be the perfect solution for a loaner set for a potential convert. Looking forward to see how it does in the field
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    Quote Originally Posted by DemostiX View Post
    Lot of good things here, not least the pics of leather hems.

    I'll repeat your mention of saving the SB hood to use as a draft stopper. Most excellent.
    Thank you sir.
    Quote Originally Posted by Beast 71 View Post
    Looks good! Does anyone know of a rectangular 0F down sleeping bag, that I could put end channel like that in, or better yet a VERY large (I'm 6' and wear a 52" coat) mummy bag that could be converted to a peapod.
    Thanks Beast. You might be able to get a Big Agnes bag expander to zip into a mummy to make it bigger, prolly still couldn't "peapod" it but would def. get around you nicely.
    Quote Originally Posted by nulisticONE View Post
    WOW dude thats pretty impressive. good idea...
    Thank you, can't take credit for the idea, but it is a good one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Slo View Post
    you inspired me to give it a go myself. It'd be the perfect solution for a loaner set for a potential convert. Looking forward to see how it does in the field
    I'll find out at the MI winter hang. I'm fairly sure it will do fine. I sewed it with an industrial machine, but if you did it with grosgrain instead of leather you could prolly use a regular one.
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    Looks like a sandworm... oblique Dune reference...

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    Fantastic job on the conversion. I really like the leather.

    Quote Originally Posted by inspectorguy View Post
    Looks like a sandworm... oblique Dune reference...
    not oblique at all.
    and then

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    Looks awesome dude! But, the ends really look like and egg from "Alien." I'm expecting one of those face huggers to pop out.

    Fronkey

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    Quote Originally Posted by inspectorguy View Post
    Looks like a sandworm... oblique Dune reference...
    Just need to sew on a tounge!
    Quote Originally Posted by chickenwing View Post
    Fantastic job on the conversion. I really like the leather.
    Thanks CW, I was pleased with the leather look too, was actually easier to put on than grosgrain would have been I think.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fronkey View Post
    Looks awesome dude! But, the ends really look like and egg from "Alien." I'm expecting one of those face huggers to pop out.
    Fronkey
    Thank you Fronkey.
    You mean like THIS?!
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