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    Member Camobob's Avatar
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    Made My first UQ

    Hey all long time lurker first time DIY'er. Spring fever hit last week and I had a couple good garage sale finds so I decided to do diy uq out of a sleeping bag. The bag was very clean but the insulation looked similar to the stuff under the carpet in my 77 chevy so after so carefull zipper and insulation removal I was left with a blank shell of a sleeping bag. Being used to shooting from the hip and watching my mother sew as a grew up I whipped up some channels and went to wally world and found this stuff http://www.walmart.com/ip/Morning-Gl...6-oz./19397509 . Compressability 6/10 workability 8/10 warmth whooo buddy9/10, cost 10/10 $5.00 filled 90% of my uq and for the last three channels I used some of the old bag material. Dimensions are 48" by 56" I sewed the channels on the horozontal for no special reason. and used some 1" nylon webbing for loops and weight savings. I opted for paracord through the side channels larksheaded to 3/4 inch elastic webbing and shock cord for head and foot ends. I havent weighed it yet but it Im almost posotive it comes in under 2lb. Down= No uber warm in 40 deg weather with a 5-10 mph wind you bet your socks it is! thanks for looking enjoy the pics - BOB
    First pic is how I plan to attatch it , Im going to use some zingit soon.
    THe full pic has my 0- slumberjack mummy and 50lbs of weight in the hammock . I really reccomend that cluster fill for diy on the cheap.
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    nice job! i like the attachment points to the ridgeline.
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    Nice job for a low cost UQ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StaplesHuskies View Post
    nice job! i like the attachment points to the ridgeline.
    Thanks, they were just for mockup I will be making them a bit neater looking with the yellow zingit today.

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    Nice Work

    That is a very creative way to make a cost effective UQ. Good job!

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    In a stuff sack, what size does it compress to?
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    stuffs to about the size of a gallon of milk. I oddly dont have a compression sack but I do have a few straps that I can compress it with in the morning . I will take a few pics stuffed/compressed - Bob

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    OK the numbers are in . official weight sitting in that bag with the big ugly pink strap on it was 31oz .Weighed the strap and bag ang got a whopping 4oz. I got it to compress to what you see in the pic with just that one strap I think if I had a small compression sack I could achieve 2/3 that size easily. I also think the design of the bag was restricting compression. but even as it sits for about 15.00 Im sold.
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