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    My super complex DIY underquilt

    My super complex, very complicated DIY underquilt project for the thread injection challenged:

    Step 1
    Snag old unused sleeping bag from unsuspecting family member

    Step 2
    Cut up four lengths of that apparently useless 550 cord that apparently must be replaced by amsteel, dyneema, zing lash something cause 550 is stretchy and under rated for counter balanced shearing forces of the inverse square of the hypotenused hanging triagnomic gravitational load constant function required when erecting any and all horizontally suspended human support mechanisms.

    At least I was able to use the 550 for something...

    Step 3
    Bunch up some fabric at each corner and larkhead'em

    Step 4
    Hang the 4 strand from the ridgeline using tautline hitches or s biners or whatever, hop in the hammock and adjust as needed
    Last edited by Ratdog; 10-05-2012 at 16:19.

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    The completed product prior to installation:


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    Total time of construction, under 10 mins.

    This and my mummy bag as a TQ and I'm good into the upper 40's so far.

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    Well there's some creativity!
    The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. - St. Augustine

    Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
    - Bob Marley

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    You get a thread injector and you'll be dangerous!

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    That's how my first UQ was made.....................
    " Wiggs "

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    How my first (and favorite!) uq was made. Nothing wrong with a functional cheap alternative!
    The old sleeping bag just cocoons around me so much better than my fancy down thingies.

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    Obviously, there's no holding YOU back!
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    pics of the deployed budget UQ



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    Upgrading scrap 550 cord to shock cord.
    The budget UQ has now gone from $0 investment to upwards of $10.
    Hate cutting into my Yeti fund but it needed to be done.

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