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Kephart Bed Roll

Discussion in 'Sleep Systems' started by JosephDurham, May 6, 2017.

  1. JosephDurham

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    Bit much for a beefed up Military canvas cot and a couple of leather straps. Don't get me wrong, I love Duluth and they make fantastic stuff. But this????? Your could get a custom made cot canvas a bit cheaper. But as always YMMV.

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    I never thought about that Bob. Honestly, I didn't even give the idea of that being a military styled canvas.
     
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    Growing up an Army brat, I slept on plenty of them. So that was my first thoughts. I have no affiliation with this company but just found them doing a search for army cot canvas replacement. They offer almost the same thing for $40 - http://hoggans.com/canvas-products/subdetail.asp?id=236A (although the standard cot size is 26" x 75", they will custom make them). The one above is 26" x 84".

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    A light weight hammock is lighter, more comfortable and a lot less expensive.
     
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    Lots of milsurp shops and thrift stores have old cots. That's where I got my 2 slumberjack cots. I've thought of breaking one down and just taking the material out. I could run some logs through the loops and have a low hanging forest cot under a lean to.
     
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    Spoke with the owner of hogans.com and he gave me a price of 1/4 of the Duluth, 26x84 in canvas, and instead of it having the middle "u" shaped cutout, they are going to be able to do a continuous side strip for the poles or rope. That should work just the same I would think.
     
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    Looked around for a review on the Duluth one and found another forum where the hammock/ bed roll was discussed. Someone found some canvas and did this:

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    Except for the leather belts, and the zipper for the pillow I'd say that's it, wouldn't you?

    Do you think 84x26 is a good size? Or the width should be bigger?
     
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    Do you have a something ( sheet, blanket, tarp, anything foldable) that you can fold to 26 wide? If so, then you can lay on it and see if it is wide enough. It also depends on if you are a wandering sleeper or if you stay pretty much still.

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    Although I always kinda liked the idea of carrying the canvas and adding the poles from the field.
    Sorry Dave C...way too much money for a sewn up piece of canvas...for me.

    Actually tried the canvas from a folding cot (frame was broke).......but cot was a "staple onto frame...." version... so when unstapled and sewed up.... made the pole tubes pretty small.
    And was very narrow....
    For a while I was finding the folding army cits for a couple of bucks each at yard sales...prefer the canvas as it is much warmer on the back, than the new nylon cots.
    Still a bunch of cots around....but some have ratty canvas...prone to ripping and dumping you out ....LOL

    Can't say if I ever saw a cot top that was sewn in a tube that you could take off(?)
    This make me question how big the tubes are, on the version for that link with the reasonably priced tops.


    Was hard to find strong enough poles on site....and you still needed a frame work...as well a stake in the corners to keep it from caving in.
    Hammock version seems to be a better idea....never thought about that.

    Any one makes one..... please post.
     
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    The old guys called that a "stretcher bed"... could used with poles at head and foot as a hammock, or along the sides, as a cot. I experimented some with one made of cotton duck... kinda heavy, but comfortable.
     
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