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My wife took a queen-sized sheet, folded it in half long-ways, and sewed across the foot - instant and inexpensive warm-weather "bag."
"Therm-A-Rest ProLite Plus" If you are thinking about multi-night packpack trips using an inflatable, you will sooner or later spend three or four nights sleeping on a deflated pad with the desert rocks poking through into your softest parts. Such an experience drove me to closed-cell pads. I have a short Z-lite pad and a light-weight Crazy Creek chair. The latter is good for sitting around the stove and unfolds flat to form a second layer of foam for sleeping. The most experienced desert hiker I know got five cactus spines in his Therma-Rest inflatable recently and spent three nights sleeping on rocks. Just saying that you have a choice to make here.20 degree bag is adequate, even if you are sleeping under the stars. "I plan on always being in a tent," Again, it's your choice. But in a tent you will never get to wake up in the middle of the night, watch the Milky Way and see a falling star.Whatever your choices, you will have fun.Geezer
Hang10er - heres something my wife did for me when I was just starting out.I bought a low-temp bag (15 degrees), but what about warm nights?My wife took a queen-sized sheet, folded it in half long-ways, and sewed across the foot - instant and inexpensive warm-weather "bag."
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