Carey Whitehead March 17th, 2018
How you care for your sleeping bag is very important and will make it last longer. Wash a synthetic bag in a front-loading washing machine with detergent. Dry it in a dryer on low heat, not to melt the fibers.
Elisa Baker March 19th, 2018
Camping sleeping bags are much more than just sleeping bags. They are the determining factor of whether or not your camping trip is an enjoyable one.
Jacklyn Mcgee March 17th, 2018
I can admit that I've had one too many experiences with that and boy, that was enough for me know that if I want to really want to enjoy my trips, finding the perfect sleeping bag for me is a priority. The problem is that when I went to look for my "perfect bag" there was so many choices I didn't know which bag would work best for me. That's when I did some research found out what I needed to know in order to make my decision. Here is what I learned.
Marisol Bowers March 19th, 2018
If you like hiking, mountain climbing, or just traveling and camping out, then sleeping bags come in very handy. Sleeping bags are comfortable readymade beds. Very easy to set up. You will just lay it and you are ready to use it. But note that not all sleeping bags are the same. You have to take in some considerations before choosing the best sleeping bags for you. How are you going to use it? You must first check your condition and needs.
Jacklyn Mcgee March 17th, 2018
The major difference between the two styles is the cut and shape of the bags. The mummy bag is more confining. You can think of it like your own personal cocoon where you can go to bed at night as a caterpillar and wake up the next morning as a butterfly. You're wrapped up tight with not a lot of room to move. The rectangular bed on the other hand gets its name from its rectangular shape and lets you move your legs.
Lelia Douglas March 17th, 2018
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.
Melody Pennington March 17th, 2018
Everyone gets grumpy if they've had a bad night's sleep. When you're tired, there's little energy or little patience for very much. You won't have a very enjoyable stay if you spend all night tossing and turning, unable to get comfortable or feeling too cold. Come the morning, you won't be up for much. You'll be lethargic and miserable, and it will constantly be on the back of your mind that you have another night of the same to endure. And what if you're on a hiking trip and you have miles of terrain lying in wait before you? Do you think, with no rest throughout the previous night, that you would look upon this with excited glee? When energy and high spirits are needed, a good nights rest is vital.
Charlene Lyons March 19th, 2018
When using any type of sleeping bag the bottom of it is usually the most important when keeping you warm on a cold night. When you lay down you tend to crush the insulating material between you and the surface below causing the insulation not to work very well. To help with this problem it is recommended that you place a pad or non crushable insulating material underneath your bag. The zipper of a rectangular sleeping bag is always the week point for losing heat however with today's technology the heat loss is usually minimal as compared with older models. When choosing a sleeping bag you'll want to ask yourself a few questions. First, ask yourself if you'll be camping in cold weather or if you're just a weekend warrior in the summer. Second, ask yourself if at any time you'll be going on extreme expeditions to very cold climates as this may cause the need for a mummy bag. Third, ask yourself how much you want to spend and this will help narrow down your choices. There are rectangular sleeping bags for men and ones especially made for the shape of a woman's body. Finding the one that fits you is not that hard and there are many choices out there. Typically mummy bags are more expensive than the traditional style and most of the time you'll be perfectly fine with traditional rectangular sleeping bags.
Jeannie Becker March 19th, 2018
If you are going camping and need a sleeping bag, don't just pick the first one you see. Selecting the best one depends on the intended use and how often you plan to use it. Since sleeping bags come in a variety of shapes and sizes and some were made for lower temperatures and retain heat better than others it is important to know which one works best for you. Choosing the proper sleeping bag for your camping style will prevent a lot of aggravation.
Melody Pennington March 19th, 2018
Rectangular sleeping bags are the original and most common shape you'll see on the market. These are simple but effective designs and continue to dominate the market for recreational camping and slumber parties alike. While originally being just two blankets zipped together, over the years the technology has allowed manufacturers t fill them with synthetic material creating better heat retention than the old styles. Some are filled with synthetic fiber, wool, cotton or down however if you're allergic to down, this may not be an option for you. There are many debated as to which one keeps you warmer and it really just a matter of opinion. I personally don't think there is much of a noticeable difference between the fillings however synthetic fibers will not absorb water and will keep you warmer even if the bag is a bit wet. A wet down sleeping bag is very hard to dry out and is considered worse than having no sleeping bag at all. In cases where you're in a survival situation synthetic is definitely the choice you should go with. Wool tends to stay dry however it is much heavier and is harder to transport because of that extra weight. Synthetic will keep you warm however it tends to compress easier and the bottom of the bag will let cool air in because of this. Hanging them and changing the position when storing is the preferred method of many outdoor enthusiasts as this keeps them from forming dead spots where the fibers have been crushed and rendering them ineffective at keeping you warm on cold evenings.
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