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    Question My sleeping bag / moves

    Last Night I did a First Night Over nighter . I have a Question My Military patrol Bag kept moving all over the place. can it be fixed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mainewoods View Post
    Last Night I did a First Night Over nighter . I have a Question My Military patrol Bag kept moving all over the place. can it be fixed?
    Moving? Were you inside the bag in traditional sleeping bag mode? If so, it's hard to see how it could be moving unless it moved some when you moved. I'm not sure what could be done about that.

    Or were you using it as a quilt and it kept slipping off of your shoulders/neck and developing drafts on the sides?
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

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    Or does it move all by itself, like it is possessed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob58 View Post
    Moving? Were you inside the bag in traditional sleeping bag mode? If so, it's hard to see how it could be moving unless it moved some when you moved. I'm not sure what could be done about that.

    Or were you using it as a quilt and it kept slipping off of your shoulders/neck and developing drafts on the sides?
    I used it has a Blanket. its was all over there place maybe because of me moving around so much LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by grannypat View Post
    Or does it move all by itself, like it is possessed?
    felt like it LOL

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    OP,
    I think I know what you mean.
    I think this is one of the less discussed advantages of a top quilt.
    Smaller top insulation stays put better.
    My sleeping bag always slid over the edge of the hammock.

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    It might not be worth doing, but do you have access to some shock cord? If you add a section long enough to go 'round your shoulders to both sides of the zipper there, you can open up the bag and shrug into the shock cord. Lying on the shock cord should keep the bag in place around you.

    YMMV, though...
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    Is it a bag, mummy or rectangular, where the neck can be snapped or Velcroed closed ( forming a neck collar) even if the zipper is open to the foot area? If so, close the neck area, and stick your head in through the side and back out into the normal head/hood area. Either use the hood(if there is one) as a hood or as a pillow. put your feet in the foot pocket area using the bag as a quilt, and tuck the edges under you somewhat. It should not move unless you make some major moves yourself. You might have to train yourself to adjust the quilt edges to keep them tucked as you are moving, without fully waking up. Practice helps. Try the above out first on your bed or carpeted floor. This works like a champ for me with my mummy bags! ( though not easy to put into words.)

    But if it is moving of it's own accord, you might need an exorcist!
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

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    You can add a string or shockcord to the foot end to keep the bag from drooping to the ground. A "leash", of sorts. Tie the bag up to your ridgeline or hammock suspension.

    Adding a drawstring to the head end will allow you to secure the bag to your neck area as already mentioned.

    As with anything new , there is some fiddle factor. After a few more trips, the quilt will KNOW how to stay put.
    My quilt still likes to wander out of the hammock, once in awhile, but I just command it to "stay"...it usually works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gargoyle View Post
    My quilt still likes to wander out of the hammock, once in awhile, but I just command it to "stay"...it usually works.
    Sleeping bag whisperer, I may need to talk to you...
    "We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it."- G. W. Sears

    My forum name is Fish<><; I'm in the navy; and I hate sleeping on the ground. If I didn't need ground to walk on or measure resistance to, I think I could happily give it up.

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