Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Senior Member THE DANGLER's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Woodland, ca
    Hammock
    HH Expedition Asym
    Tarp
    HH Asym tarp
    Insulation
    sleeping bag
    Suspension
    whoopie slings
    Posts
    107
    Images
    42

    Got a whole bunch of down, how should I use it?

    Hey all, I just recently converted one of my down sleeping bags into an underquilt. I started removing the down from the parts I cut off the bag and holy crap! I was able to keep it mostly contained but it seems like there was a lot of overstuffing in there. It seems as though there was too much down in each of the compartments. The down is nearly doubled in volume from what I took it out of.

    This is half of my leftover down that I have.

    uploadfromtaptalk1357480098987.jpg

    I'm not sure of the weight or fill power but the sleeping bag was from the 70s or possibly earlier.

    I'm thinking of possibly a topquilt or some down booties or hat...
    Any suggestions? And possibly direct me to a thread with plans.

  2. #2
    Senior Member chickenwing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Abbeville, SC
    Hammock
    MYOG 1.1 Double Layer
    Tarp
    DIY Tarp
    Insulation
    DIY top & U Quilts
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    1,302
    Images
    90
    You could always send it to me
    and then

    Check out my website www.cwhammocks.com or Find me on the YouTubes
    You can even"Like" me on facebook or follow me on Twitter @cwhammocks

    "In my world everyone is a pony, and they all eat rainbows, and poop butterflies."

  3. #3
    Jtupnsmoke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Mount Juliet, TN
    Hammock
    Warbonnet RR
    Tarp
    Superfly
    Insulation
    Lynx/Diy TQ
    Suspension
    RR Webbing
    Posts
    306
    That's funny. I just started the same exact thread. Except my down is from a pillow.

  4. #4
    craige's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Midlothian, Scotland
    Hammock
    DIY End Channel
    Tarp
    DIY Winter tarp
    Insulation
    Zeppelin and sb
    Suspension
    Amsteel UCRs
    Posts
    1,022
    Images
    4
    Quote Originally Posted by chickenwing View Post
    You could always send it to me
    Don't be greedy chickenwing, I've seen your karo step tq, send it to me lol.

    There's a suggestion, chickenwing posted directions for how he made his tq...

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=65593

  5. #5
    New Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    CT
    Hammock
    DIY Nest
    Insulation
    Old Bag
    Suspension
    Huggahs
    Posts
    39
    Make a compressible pillow, it always worth having a few spares around!

  6. #6
    Senior Member mangus7175's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Los Angeles CA
    Hammock
    DIY Gathered End 1.9
    Tarp
    GG 8.5 x 8.5
    Insulation
    DIY Full Length UQ
    Suspension
    Whoopies & Straps
    Posts
    585
    I say with that much down, try your hand on making a top quilt. If you don't have enough down for a cold temp quilt, you can always make a summer sew-thru baffled quilt.

  7. #7
    Senior Member otter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Northwest, Ga
    Hammock
    Warbonnet Blackbird
    Tarp
    Warbonnet Superfly
    Insulation
    Warbonnet UQ & TQ
    Suspension
    adjwebbing/whoopie
    Posts
    210
    I think TQ would be the way to go.
    God gave me two good legs and two good eyes I better use them.

  8. #8
    Senior Member THE DANGLER's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Woodland, ca
    Hammock
    HH Expedition Asym
    Tarp
    HH Asym tarp
    Insulation
    sleeping bag
    Suspension
    whoopie slings
    Posts
    107
    Images
    42
    Quote Originally Posted by mangus7175 View Post
    I say with that much down, try your hand on making a top quilt. If you don't have enough down for a cold temp quilt, you can always make a summer sew-thru baffled quilt.
    This is kinda what I was thinking, I don't think I've got the thread injector skills to do all the baffles needed for a cold weather quilt... With a sewn through quilt do you use anything between top and bottom shells to strengthen those seams? Or just ripstop w/nothing in between?
    Anyone happen to know if there's a thread here with some instructions?

  9. #9
    Senior Member chickenwing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Abbeville, SC
    Hammock
    MYOG 1.1 Double Layer
    Tarp
    DIY Tarp
    Insulation
    DIY top & U Quilts
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    1,302
    Images
    90
    Depending on the amount of down you ended up with, a quilt of some sort would be the way to go. My next big down project will be a full length, 0*F underquilt. Soon I hope, before it gets too warm to use.

    also - Don't forget to take plenty of pictures of making and using what ever you make.

    Quote Originally Posted by craige View Post
    Don't be greedy chickenwing, I've seen your karo step tq, send it to me lol.

    There's a suggestion, chickenwing posted directions for how he made his tq...

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=65593
    Not greedy at all Just offering up suggestions as the OP requested
    and then

    Check out my website www.cwhammocks.com or Find me on the YouTubes
    You can even"Like" me on facebook or follow me on Twitter @cwhammocks

    "In my world everyone is a pony, and they all eat rainbows, and poop butterflies."

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •