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    can i make a uc out of old sleeping bag

    i have a few old bags 2 of witch my kids grew out of and was wondering if they would work dont mind cutting them up, thanx guys

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    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=383

    Says it is for top quilts but they work as underquilts as well. Real easy to do.
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    thanx rev all this input is verry helpful

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    I did it. Just sew zigzag seams before you cut off the hood. (then I made the hood into a sleephood like the one a JRB). Cut off the zipper. Sew some straps for tension connections. Run your shock/tension lines. Connect to the hammock. I use a JRB weathershield with it to hold it up close to the hammock and keep it dry. I should add that it is heavier than I like, but works well. Good luck!

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    recycled sleeping bag...

    I painstakingly, removed the nylon outer cover of the bag, removed and saved the zipper. I recovered w/ripstop nylon and used the zipper for a fleece blanket/bag to use in hammock for whatever use it will come in handy for.
    Measured the filling/ripstop for about the size I would need, allow width to be just a tad lose when you lay in hammock, you don't want it to pull up against the bottom of where you lay. Just to lay there w/slack. narrow on each end to follow line of hammock. Me---I made it square on the ends for use as a quilt in the hammock in warmer weather if not needed as under quilt.

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    I just made this effort and it wasnt too much effort either. It may help you a bit.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ead.php?t=7284

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    Here's another link to a discussion about cutting up a sleeping bag and making it into an UQ:

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ht=sleepingbag
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    I made a piece of ripstop to fit my claytor as an UQ with cordage in channels running lengthwise with about 4 ft extra foot and head on each side, and cordage across each end meeting in the center with a cord lok at the center.

    I then ripped the foot out of an old mummy sleeping bag with a seam ripper and simply tacked the sleeping bag to the rip stop. It works great. A little bulky and obviously not as warm as down, but I simply pull up the two sides to fit and close the ends at the center so there is no draft and it worked great. I went down below zero with an old hollofill bag as the UQ and my camprest pad under me, and my zero degree bag over me. I later put a space blanket in the UQ on top of the bag and it helped even more.

    Have fun with it and experiment. Now all of this would be bulky for backpacking, but my wife and I did a late October canoe trip and carried this stuff with no problem. It was a good experiment to work with and understand UQ dynamics.
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