Lelia Douglas Sleeping Bag 2018-03-30 12:45:14
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.
Consuelo Duke Sleeping Bag 2018-03-30 12:45:16
The backpacking sleeping bag must be light. A typical backpacker will already be carrying food, extra clothing for rain or snow, fire-starting and cooking gear, flashlights, water bottles, first aid supplies and other survival gear, and any special equipment for traversing the terrain the backpacker will be in, such as ropes, pitons, etc. Adding a 25 pound sleeping bag to this load can make the weight unmanageable for someone not blessed with a Herculean physique.
Karla Pena Sleeping Bag 2018-03-30 12:45:16
It must be easy to store. The backpacking sleeping bag should roll into the smallest space possible, for easy stowage and maneuvering. A big, bulky sleeping bag tied to your back can be a major impediment when moving through difficult or heavily forested terrain.
Kristin Glenn Sleeping Bag 2018-03-22 09:38:18
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.
Donna Sims Sleeping Bag 2018-03-22 09:38:34
When you're heading off camping, consider the time of year you will be going and whether or not the nights will be cold. Also take into consideration whether you feel hot or cold when you sleep. If you feel the cold, you may want to think about a camping mat to sleep on which will protect you from the cold night ground and provide you with added warmth. It's far easier to unzip a sleeping bag and cool down if you are feeling hot, than it is to shake off the cold.
Charlene Lyons Sleeping Bag 2018-03-22 09:39:06
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.
Leila Alston Sleeping Bag 2018-03-22 09:54:48
Rectangular shaped bags are the most popular and most familiar. These provide you with more room for movement within, reducing that claustrophobic feel to some degree. Because they are of a square shape they can also be zipped to a second to produce a double sized sleeping bag, large enough for two people to sleep in. Or, if you completely dislike the feel of being zipped up, you can leave the bag unzipped entirely and use it as a blanket instead. However, these bags are often fairly big, and may not be ideal for hiking trips as they can be rather bulky and awkward to carry.
Lelia Douglas Sleeping Bag 2018-03-22 09:38:47
Although it would be nice if you could choose one backpacking sleeping bag for all climes, this is just not possible. Using a light shell in the mountains will make you freeze all night, and using a down-filled backpacking sleeping bag on a warm beach somewhere will lead to a night of sweltering in your bag. Even within groups of bags appropriate to a given climate, what works well for one person may not work for someone else. Metabolic and circulatory differences between people lead to differing needs in their sleeping bag. Look at the sleeping bag's temperature ratings, they will give you an idea of the temperatures that a bag will keep you comfortable in. Also consider whether to purchase accessories such as hoods for minimizing heat loss through your head, or draft tubes to get rid of excess heat in the backpacking sleeping bag.
Gretchen Maynard Sleeping Bag 2018-03-22 09:55:19
Taking time to think about and choose the right sleeping bag may seem superficial to some people. If you can fit inside and sleep in it, what else is there to think about? But there is so much more you need to take into consideration. As I stated before, it is the determining factor of whether or not your camping trip is an enjoyable one.
Consuelo Duke Sleeping Bag 2018-03-22 09:56:11
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.
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