First DIY UQ Jungle Blanket - hand sewn

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Re: First DIY UQ Jungle Blanket - hand sewn

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Post by Scott » Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:44 am

All went well last night. Granted it is not cold like the great white north, but for the gulf coast, it is a decent test. I took Sarge's advice and put the down between the jungle blanket and the hammock. Temps got to about 35 not counting any reduction by a slight breeze. I know Sarge got his Jungle Blanket UQ to 38 with no extra, but my tests did not get me there, so I added the throw. To quote my wife "I have been trying to wake you up for a half hour :x , so I guess you were not cold!!". She tried calling to me from the deck, and ended up having to walk out and shake the hammock. :roll: My guess is this setup will take me at least to freezing. Waiting for the temps to drop into the 20's later this winter to see just how far I can go with it.

Clothes - fleece 'lounge pants' (PJ bottoms), long sleeve t-shirt, light cotton vest, no socks.
Top - 0 degree sleeping bag open used as a TQ. since I was testing the underinsulation, I wanted to be sure the top did not factor into my cold.

All the yellow shock cord and ridgeline tighten up when I get in the hammock. The pictures make the angles look weird, but it works in practice.
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. Jungle blanket moved, out of the way to show the modified Costco throw.

Being that I am not a narrow guy, or a short guy, with broad shoulders regardless of the size of my waist, I don't think I would be comfortable with just a 3/4 standard UQ. Because of how I had it rigged, the throw shifted a time or two during the night, but even at ideal placement, any movement on my part would have me exposed. Since it was a booster, it was less critical. So I will use the Jungle Blanket as primary, and the throw as added when needed

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Re: First DIY UQ Jungle Blanket - hand sewn

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Post by Calait » Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:12 am

Scott wrote:I have joined the cool kids and now have an UnderQuilt. 8-)

1 - Jungle Blanket - $34.95 Amazon Prime
6 - small parachute buckles from Hobby Lobby - $1.99
4 - cord locks - $1.99
small shock cord (bigger would be better) - $1.99
3/8" elastic (bigger shock cord would be cooler) - Free - Stole from my wife's sewing cabinet
Couple hours watching Football and hand stitching - Priceless ( yeah, I just combined football and sewing! ;) )
Total cost - $40.92

Ok starting to price out my underquilt which will go under my ENO Double nest set. I have a wool blanket which will go under me as well. What sice should I get for sock cord??? Thinking 3/16 or 1/4 inch what say you.

Unfortunately my jungle blanket is going to be roughly $50 :(

My top quilt will be a 3 season sleeping bag for now.
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Re: First DIY UQ Jungle Blanket - hand sewn

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Post by sarge » Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:04 am

I get my shock cord from Paracord Planet in the 1/8" size:

http://www.paracordplanet.com/paracord/ ... stic-cord/

I'd go ahead and buy 100 feet. MYOG gets addicting and there's lots of shock cord used.
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Re: First DIY UQ Jungle Blanket - hand sewn

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Post by Scott » Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:07 pm

I want to adjust my UQ system a little and make it modular using the snaps.
If I start with the jungle blanket, then snap in a full costco throw (probably with the seams ripped one direction to get more loft), then snap in my costco quilt modified to 45x60 as a booster - how low do you think I could get for temps? I probably won't get to it for a little while to construct it, and definitely won't be able to test until deeper into the winter. It would not be ultra light, but it would be modular.
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Re: First DIY UQ Jungle Blanket - hand sewn

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Post by gmcpcs » Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:57 am

Good project!

If you're going to the Fairfield Hang, let me know, I have a pretty large roll of heavier shock cord I can give you what you need. Got to keep that DIY cost down :-)

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