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    A potomac from two poncho liners

    Here is what I am thinking, i have several poncho liners laying about and I want a full length quilt. As I have a Hennessey expedition I thought I would use the DIY KAQ plans and make one. I am thinking that I will use one poncho liner as the outside layer and a second for the inner layer. I just wondering what you all think will happen? I must admit that I am not sure what will happen where you are suppose to put the darts. Any words of advice would be greatly appreciated.
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    I should also state that I was just planning on using ONLY the poncho liners and not adding any other insulation. I have used my no sew PLUQ down to 45ish and was chilly so thinking that the full coverage of the KAQ would give me some more temp to work with.
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    This doesn't sound like a bad plan, though I would not expect 2 layers of poncho liner to get you much below 45.. unless you're a born heat-generator like Cannibal who can sleep in the snow in his skivvies...

    To keep the outer layer from crushing the inner, I would add 1" or so to the width of the outer layer... You'll have to gather that up somewhere on the ends, though...

    Another option would be to make a single layer poncho liner and add some other insulation... Insul-Brite, Pellon Insul-Fleece come to mind... note that these aren't ultralight, but it might give you similar performance at slightly less weight.

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    My thought was that the full coverage of the KAQ/Potomac would add a few more degrees as it would cover edge to edge on my expedition. I don't need it good into the 30's but I was a little chilly at 44 and windy, three weeks ago in the BWCA. I don't think the quilt will be too much heavier than the PLUQ but will have a lot of coverage. I guess I need to try it and if it doesn't then everyone will have learned something.
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    "Climashield is $16 a yard at thru-hiker.com, with shipping that will push it up to the cost of a PL. The CS width is 60" so could you put a 36" x 60" piece of it between the PLs to boost the thickness?

    Would a thrift store have a comforter with synthetic insulation that could be cut to size then added to the PLs?
    Last edited by heyyou; 09-11-2012 at 00:14. Reason: had a second idea, doesn't happen often

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    If you are going that route, ikea has cheap.comforters, but compressing the will destroy their loft. If I remember, they start at $7 and are thicker than a pl.
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