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Sleeping bag

Firstly you will need a sleeping bag. There are basically two types of sleeping bags -ones filled with down or feathers and ones filled with synthetic material.
Down-filled ones are generally lighter, less bulky and warmer but they are mere expensive and harder to dry if they get wet.

Bags come in all sorts of shapes and thicknesses. Bags with a hood and drawstring around the neck will keep you warmer than those without. The warmest shape is called a “mummy” bag.
Choose a bag that has an insulated flap along the zip so that you don’t get cold along the zip line and one that can be unzipped from the inside and outside of the bag.

Most sleeping bags come with a cover or stuff bag. Down sleeping bags are simply ‘stuffed’, feet end first into this bag. Synthetic sleeping bags are generally rolled up and slipped into their cover. If you don’t have a cover for your sleeping bag you could make one or make a couple of strong bands of elastic to hold it together.

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November 30, 2009 Posted by | bedroll, cold-factor, compact-packing, consider, equipment, protection, purchasing, sleeping-bag | Leave a comment

Woolly bag


Snug as a bug in a rug this piece of equipment is. Light weight to.
To keep super warm knit yourself a woolly bag. Use very fat needles – as fat as you can get and thin wool. Cast on about 60 stitches and knit loosely twice your length. Sew up the sides. Your bag should be very lacy – the more holes the better as it is.

November 11, 2009 Posted by | bedroll, cold-factor, compact-packing, consider, Create, equipment, knit, protection, purchasing, sleeping-bag, temp-regulation, woolly-bag | Leave a comment

Sleeping bags

The basic Sleeping bag

Firstly you will need a sleeping bag. There are basically two types of sleeping bags -ones filled with down or feathers and ones filled with synthetic material.
Down-filled ones are generally lighter, less bulky and warmer but they are mere expensive and harder to dry if they get wet.
Bags come in all sorts of shapes and thicknesses. Bags with a hood and drawstring around the neck will keep you warmer than those without. The warmest shape is called a “mummy” bag.
Choose a bag that has an insulated flap along the zip so that you don’t get cold along the zip line and one that can be unzipped from the inside and outside of the bag.
Most sleeping bags come with a cover or stuff bag. Down sleeping bags are simply ‘stuffed’, feet end first into this bag. Synthetic sleeping bags are generally rolled up and slipped into their cover. If you don’t have a cover for your sleeping bag you could make one or make a couple of strong bands of elastic to hold it together.

November 11, 2009 Posted by | bedroll, cold-factor, compact-packing, consider, equipment, Make and Use, protection, purchasing, sleeping-bag | Leave a comment

The basic Sleeping bag


Firstly you will need a sleeping bag. There are basically two types of sleeping bags -ones filled with down or feathers and ones filled with synthetic material.
Down-filled ones are generally lighter, less bulky and warmer but they are mere expensive and harder to dry if they get wet.

Bags come in all sorts of shapes and thicknesses. Bags with a hood and drawstring around the neck will keep you warmer than those without. The warmest shape is called a “mummy” bag.
Choose a bag that has an insulated flap along the zip so that you don’t get cold along the zip line and one that can be unzipped from the inside and outside of the bag.

Most sleeping bags come with a cover or stuff bag. Down sleeping bags are simply ‘stuffed’, feet end first into this bag. Synthetic sleeping bags are generally rolled up and slipped into their cover. If you don’t have a cover for your sleeping bag you could make one or make a couple of strong bands of elastic to hold it together.

November 11, 2009 Posted by | bedroll, cold-factor, compact-packing, consider, equipment, protection, purchasing, sleeping-bag | Leave a comment