Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kannapolis, NC
Hammock: Hammock Bliss
Tarp: Etowah 10x12
Insulation: DIY IX UQ and TQ
Suspension: Whoopie sling
OK guys, this is my first DIY project, so take it easy on me.
The good thing about my project, is that it actually worked!
So, without further due, here it is.
I used 1.1 ripstop, 2 layers of IX, and fleece.
I left channels for shock cord, however I don't really need it.
Total dimensions are 72"L x 48"W(Top) x 20"W(Bottom)
DIY Stuff Sack.
In the stuff sack measuring 19"x 6"
Over all, Very warm!
I used it on the Uwharrie hang, and stayed quite warm at temperatures in the high 20s to low 30's.
I don't have a scale, but it is very light weight and doesn't take much space in my pack.
I am very happy with this project, and will soon be working on a UQ made with IX, however, I haven't decided what other materials to use with it.
It was very cost efficient, at about $40.00, and the fact that I made it myself kinda gives it a special feel to it.
I know its not down, compressible, or feather light, but the fact of the matter is, It didn't even cost me a fraction of a down quilt either.(types with his chin up high)
Thanks for looking at my project, and happy hangin'!
Don't let up until you hear cartilage snap, or they crap in their pants. Sal Bandini