As the modern-day equivalent of the old explorers, the backpacker will be exposed to all kinds of climatic conditions on many different types of terrain. He or she must be self-sufficient and prepared for the worst at all times. And preparedness starts before leaving home, with the selection of backpacking gear. Of particular importance is your backpacking sleeping bag. Not getting a good nights rest can lead to mistakes that can mean the difference between enjoying that view of the sunset from a mountain ridge and seeing that same sunset from a Search and Rescue helicopter.
Make sure your down sleeping bag is completely dry before putting it away to prevent mildew, and clumping. If you use a dryer to dry it use very low heat. It takes a long time to dry a down sleeping bag, but must never turn up the heat or you will ruin your bag.
There are basically two types of sleeping bags. One is the mummy bag and the other is the "old school" rectangular sleeping bag. Now mind you, ain't nothing wrong with old school at all. In fact, it may be your preference once you discover what it's like verses the mummy bag.
Sleeping Bag Wednesday , April 04th , 2018 - 20:59:48 PM
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