Practical Backpacking™ Forums

Welcome to Practical Backpacking™ Forums (PBF).

You are currently viewing PBF as a guest which has limited access. By becoming a PBF member, you will have full access to view and participate in tens of thousands of informative discussions, to view links and attachments (photos), and will gain access to other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free! Click to Become a PBF Member! Be sure to also explore the Practical Backpacking Podcast.


Go Back   Practical Backpacking™ Forums > Practical Backpacking™ Gear Discussion > Gear Workshop
HOME Register FAQ PBF GUIDELINES BLOG PODCAST GALLERY STORE CALENDAR Mark Forums Read

Gear Workshop The Gear Workshop forum is for the discussion of homemade backpacking gear, gear modifications, and repairs.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-22-2012, 03:21 PM
© 2006-2014 Practical Backpacking™ / All Rights Reserved
GWyble GWyble is offline
Practical Backpacking­™ Associate Member
Backpack: Mariposa Plus / REI Flash 65
Sleeping Gear: Eureka Silver City / Lafuma WnL 600
Shelter: Tarptent Squall 2 / Appy Trails Mark V
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: St Charles, MO
Posts: 209
I have an inexpensive down sleeping bag for spring and fall use. The rating is 40 degrees which is somewhat optimistic.

It seems to me that I could make a few small cuts in the shell and insert some down in select areas and boost the rating down to where it should be. I was even thinking I could use a down pillow for the source of filler.

Does this seem reasonable and has anyone done it?

Glenn NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
Reply With Quote
Please Consider PBF Sponsors
  #2  
Old 04-23-2012, 11:56 AM
© 2006-2014 Practical Backpacking™ / All Rights Reserved
dsuursoo dsuursoo is offline
Practical Backpacking­™ Senior Member
Backpack: Mountainsmith Maverick 65
Sleeping Gear: ALPS +20 mummy
Shelter: Kelty Noah 9x9
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,445
Quote NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-06-2012, 07:09 PM
© 2006-2014 Practical Backpacking™ / All Rights Reserved
beekeeper beekeeper is offline
Practical Backpacking™ Regular Member
Backpack: Golite Galaxy
Sleeping Gear: Hammock peapod
Shelter: Tarp
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Fairview, TX
Posts: 106
YEah, you could sure enough do it. If you could open it near a seam on a side it might be easier to NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
Reply With Quote
Please Consider PBF Sponsors
  #4  
Old 05-07-2012, 09:41 AM
© 2006-2014 Practical Backpacking™ / All Rights Reserved
GWyble GWyble is offline
Practical Backpacking­™ Associate Member
Backpack: Mariposa Plus / REI Flash 65
Sleeping Gear: Eureka Silver City / Lafuma WnL 600
Shelter: Tarptent Squall 2 / Appy Trails Mark V
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: St Charles, MO
Posts: 209
Thanks for the suggestions. This sounds like a reasonable approach. As soon as I get a donor pillo NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Adding a Zipper to Thermolite Sleeping Bag Liner Ralph Gear Workshop 0 05-24-2011 07:36 PM
Cold / Wet Clothing (Gear) Strategies (Keep Dry) Reality General Gear Discussion 36 11-09-2010 12:48 PM
Want New Sleeping Bag (Campmor Goose Down, Kelty Light Year Women's) Slthoeny Sleeping Gear 12 10-23-2008 06:31 PM
The North Face Beeline 30deg down sleeping bag SpuTTer Sleeping Gear 4 10-14-2008 11:32 AM
Need sleeping bag help (Western Mountaineering & MEC) Tawcan Sleeping Gear 3 05-15-2007 08:30 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:44 AM.

Backpacking Forums


Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2006-2014 Practical Backpacking™
Practical Backpacking is a trademark of Absolutely Prepared™
Practical Backpacker is a trademark of Absolutely Prepared™
Practical Backpacking Podcast is a trademark of Absolutely Prepared™
Practical Backpacking Magazine is a trademark of Absolutely Prepared™