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    Mar 2012
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    Bristol, uk
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    DD Tarp XL
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    Hobo UQ
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    Quote Originally Posted by turnerminator View Post
    Material for the shell;

    Fabrics n stuff ( my fave in the UK)
    Ebay(search for ripstop nylon, you want the lightest stuff)
    Pro-fabrics
    Extremtextil, germany
    Shelby.fi, finland
    Diy gear supply, USA
    Backwoods daydreamer, USA
    Plenty more vendors in the US, may well work out cheaper than Germany or finland.

    Pertex Microlight, Pertex 4( bit heavier), any calendared downproof lightweight fabric.

    Down;
    UK hammocks
    Down pillow-(hard to get the right quality though)
    Extremtextil

    Have a look at them mate, decide on your colours/budget/intended weight and then you can check back in here to the great HF hivemind if your not sure.
    Thanks for the info man !

    Some of this I have heard before but some of it is going to be really helpful and I'll make sure to consolt the hivemind of HF before i go ahead with the actual making .

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    Member TacoStyle's Avatar
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    Apr 2012
    Location
    Randers, Denmark
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.1 DL
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    WB Edge
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    Woopies otw...
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    Quote Originally Posted by turnerminator View Post
    Not getting in your sleeping bag and using it as a top quilt is the best way.

    It will drastically reduce the amount of trapped moisture and you won't have to dry your bag out.

    Everytime I get in a sleeping bag on a mat in my hammock, it gets damp. Using it as a quilt, it always comes out dry.
    Thanks for that!! That is an excellent tip!

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