(Sorry if this has been covered before. Did a search and couldn't find anything.)
I have a Kifaru pack frame, which I think is a fantastic piece of gear. (Please spare me any, "gee that's kinda heavy. My whole pack only weighs 3 ounces" responses. I’m not an ultra light fanatic. I have reasons for needing that particular item.) I do however want to make the bag that goes on the frame much lighter. I have some plans drawn up, but I am thinking about making a cover for a ThermaRest to use it as a U shaped sling, attached to the back of the frame, with the bag in there. While I am a hammocker, there are times when I need to be more discreet and reverting to ground sleeping is a more feasible option. And while an underquilt works better in hammock, I want to make a hammock with a sleeve on the bottom to stick a pad in. Either as a stand alone source of bottom warmth or as an adjunct to an underquilt.
Anyway, just curious as to whether others have tried it, maybe some of you long timers here can recall a thread along those lines my search didn’t turn up, any flaws with the idea that aren’t immediately apparent?
Thanks in advance for any help.