Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Memphis, TN
Hammock: DIY gathered end
Tarp: Cheapo HF camo
Insulation: SA down throw UQ
Suspension: HF straps w/ rings
Insultex scraps for UQ?
I saw a post on the evil Facebook by AHE, where copious quantities of IX scraps were mentioned. Since I hate waste, I started trying to figure out what could be done with them. I wonder if you couldn't use them to make a UQ, kind of a hybrid between down & IX sheets. Cut the scraps into 1" pieces & use them to fill your UQ. You'd have to have baffles, but it seems like it would help with the condensation/breath-ability issues.
Now, someone smarter than me tell me why it won't work...
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: SW VA
Hammock: DIY 11' double layer 1.1
Tarp: huge DIY camo
Insulation: DIY 9oz. Primaloft
Suspension: 7/64"whoopie sling
It might work. Probably have to be real small baffles, maybe a box-quilted version, to keep the bits from just stacking in a corner like so many playing cards.
Oh, and by the way, they were Climashield scraps that were mentioned.. that post got my gears turning too.
It's better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.
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I was looking at my IX trimmings last night (making a 3-layer UQ based on Sclittlefields sticky...)
I would bet that long, thin strips would do better than confetti, as they wouldn't stack..
Baffles would work, or you could just take 3 layers: inner 2 sewn through to make tubes that would be filled, and an outer layer to keep the sewn lines of the other 2 from leaking heat?
You really don't need to fill the tubes, just keep them open by 1/4" to trap heat...
+1 for JohnSawyer's ideas... I've considered just what he suggested.
Pedro has several bags of IX scraps that I traded. He reported great results from a first effort supplementing an UQ.
Are you there, Pedro?
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