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These last few days I have being giving some thoughts to sleeping bags. Now whether you bug in or bug out, a sleeping bag can be your best friend in winter. If you are stuck in a cold home with little heat or have to bug out in the winter, you will want to sleep as warm and comfortable as possible.
Now there are a few things that you need to take into consideration when choosing a sleeping bag. First, what type of winter weather are you dealing with? In my area if I go 20 miles downhill to the west, the temperatures will be relatively moderate, rarely going below freezing, but with rain and lots of people. …Read More...
Sleeping bags are something that I have given a lot of thought too. Currently there are many good sleeping bags on the market. They can vary from twenty-five to several hundred dollars in cost. But how much is a good night’s sleep worth?
The first question you need to ask yourself is what type of weather are you likely to encounter. Now I am talking about the worst weather in your area. Your bag needs to be able to keep you warm and comfortable under these conditions. The second question is will you be carrying the bag. Weight then becomes a factor. …Read More...
There are many good sleeping bags on the market. A good one can be a bit on the expensive side, but how much is a good night’s sleep worth? I am using the US military 4-Part Modular Sleep System, a bit on the heavy side, but I am not planning to carry it far. It covers form 50 thru -30 degrees. I have found it comfortable and it can be purchased reasonably.
Whatever type of bag you choose; here are some tips to help you:
Goose Down is more expensive, lighter, compresses easier, warmer by weight, more durable and long-lived. However, if it gets wet, it is useless. …Read More...