Re: arrival of JRB underquilt
- Bob Macdowell et al,
Glad for the feedback on your 25 nights in the JRB Nest under
quilt. Great point on the positioning. Couple of suggestions,
first, anticipate that with repeated use the shock cord suspension
may stretch a little which will require you to move the mount points
outward accordingly. Don't know how much use will result in
stretch...none has been reported to date. Please advise if this
happens to you.
Second, If the Nest is held folded in half lengthwise you can shake
it and achieve 2.5-3 inches of down under your cental area and less
on the sides, most of whch is above you anyway. This is a big help
as the temps drop. Bob, If you have not been to our site lately go
and checkout the articles. "Nesting tricks of an old coot" is good
for all 4 season tricks. The article "So you want to be warm"
should be completed and on the site in the next few days.
WWW.jacksrbetter.com will get you there. jack--- In
firstname.lastname@example.org, BOBMACDOWELL@W... wrote:
> Since the cold weather is here you want to make sure you have itthe
> adjusted right. I have over 25 nights in mine and i've found that
> the adjustment is critical as it gets colder. The 2 bungy cordsthat
> hook to your hammock line need to be in an exact location. Within1/2 in
> either way. or you'll have cold spots. What i've done is to get theabout
> quilt and let it fluff up . then put your bungy straps on the line
> 6 inches up from the knot. After hanging your quilt call yourbuddy on
> the phone and tell him you need his assistance. Explain this tohim.
> With you lying in the hammock in the position you seep in. firsttell
> him to make sure their's no gaps around the perimeter. If their isslide
> the end cord closest to the gap out very slowly until the gapinches
> disappears. Next step, this is the fun part. The quilt is 1.5
> thick. Make sure he knows how big 1.5 inches is and tell him tostart
> poking his finger straight up into the quilt all around the bottom.If so
> Especially around your rump area. Make sure its loft is not lost.
> make an adjustment with either the ropes or the toggles. It'scritical
> that you yourself be in the hammock. When your all done mark thehammock
> ropes where the bungies are. THIS IS CRITICAL. I use an arrowknock from
> a bow string and crimp it on. You may find that the two bungiesare at
> different lengths from the hammock knot but this adjustment worksevery
> time for me. and you only have to do it once. Also; keep pattingand
> fluffing the quilt until you go to bed. Hope this helps. If thisisn't
> clear enough e-mail me off list and i'll be happy to help.