It's 3 am, and despite wearing all my warm clothing once again I'm wide awake and shivering in a sleeping bag rated to 30 F (-2 C). I think the temperature is above freezing because my water bottle isn't frozen, but I'm not sure. What's going on? How can I fix this problem? How much longer can I lay here before I must get up and pee?
I have been backpacking with a thermometer for decades. Why do I carry a thermometer? How do I use a thermometer while backpacking? What are my criteria for a good thermometer? Why did I choose the thermometers I use today? What have I learned from thermometers? How do other backpackers use thermometers?
- Why do I carry a thermometer?
- How do I use a thermometer while backpacking?
- What are my criteria for a good thermometer?
- What have I learned from thermometers?
- How do other backpackers use thermometers?
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