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  Topic Name: lightweight sleeping bag on: March 27, 2012, 12:52:34 PM
sjanes


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« on: March 27, 2012, 12:52:34 PM »

My wife, a seamstress, and I made a gear mod that I have been mulling over for a while:  http://ashevillejanes.blogspot.com/2012/03/gear-modification.html


Now, I am looking at the possibility of improving and can't find a sleeping bag pattern anywhere, does anyone have any leads?

Thanks
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  Topic Name: lightweight sleeping bag Reply #1 on: March 27, 2012, 01:48:15 PM
12wheels

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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2012, 01:48:15 PM »

Backpackinglight has an article with the information you need-  http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/MYOG_down_quilt_bag.html  -but you need to become a member to access it.
There are instructions at Thruhiker.com on how to make a quilt which might be useful.
http://thru-hiker.com/projects/down_quilt.php
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  Topic Name: lightweight sleeping bag Reply #2 on: March 28, 2012, 06:50:10 PM
jeremy11


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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2012, 06:50:10 PM »

back in 04 I made the Ray Jardine synthetic quilt kit, and in 06 made the thru-hiker.com down quilt.  pattern is really basic.  the hard part is pushing that much fabric around and getting the down in right.
Now I primarily use a MHW Phantom 32 that cost me about the same as the down quilt kit, and weights less.  (I made the quilt really warm)
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  Topic Name: lightweight sleeping bag Reply #3 on: March 30, 2012, 09:32:50 PM
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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2012, 09:32:50 PM »

That's an interesting post from jeremy11 for a couple reasons...to me, anyway. I grew up in a hippy-mountain-backpacking family in the 70s. My mom made a lot of our gear and I made some of the Jardine items when I got older. They all sucked. Sorry, mom.

I too use the Phantom 32 and that sucker rules. It's as light as a kitty whisper and full featured to boot.
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