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    Mummy Bag

    I picked up a mummy bag for the right price, but I was wondering if anybody has converted one to the use of a top quilt? Built in footbox should make it simple, but I'm wondering what (if anything) to do at the top with the hood area.
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    Try this thread.. 4 down from yours on the list ...

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=60754
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    Thanks. I google searched but it didn't turn that up. It's generally better than the search function built into the forum.

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    I converted my mummy last year.
    Cut the zipper out.
    Cut the hood off.
    just sewed the cut off area around the hood.

    works totally awesome!!
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    It bears mention that this is a GI mummy bag...tough stuff. Should it make a difference, or can I apply the same principals?
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    The only difficulty is some sewing machines don't sew bags well due to the thickness...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gresh View Post
    It bears mention that this is a GI mummy bag...tough stuff. Should it make a difference, or can I apply the same principals?
    That's a heavy bag, part of the 3 piece sleep system. I have one at home, it makes my 20* synthetic feel like it's an ultra light.

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    I lopped the hood off of it, left the shoulder area alone to help it snug up to me comfortably, and double stitched across where I'd cut the hood off...couldn't get a good hem on it, so it just has to be ugly.
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