Hot weather – sleeping bag needed?
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Jun 5, 2008 at 10:55 am #1229377Sven KlingemannSpectator
Does anyone bother taking a sleeping bag/quilt if the temps overnight are projected to be in the lower 70s?? Maybe just a silk bag liner?
S.Jun 5, 2008 at 11:40 am #1436735Adam RothermichBPL Member
@aroth87Locale: Missouri Ozarks
I've slept in a hammock on the back porch in the summer and don't see any reason I couldn't do it on the trail. Also, at summer camps I just brought a sheet.
A silk liner sounds like a superb idea to me.
AdamJun 5, 2008 at 11:54 am #1436740Phil BartonBPL Member
In both the Grand Canyon (low humidity) and Oklahoma (not so low humidity) I've used either an old Marmot sleeping bag liner or a sheet when temps are steadily 70F or higher at night.Jun 5, 2008 at 2:36 pm #1436779Mark VerberBPL Member
@verberLocale: San Francisco Bay Area
In the low 70s I found that want more than a silk liner… or even silk liner inside a DWR bivy. A fleece blanket or light quilt have worked for me. When it got into the 80s F at night a silk liner worked.
–markJun 5, 2008 at 3:13 pm #1436789Michael WandsMember
@walksoftlyLocale: Piney Woods
A silk mummy liner and a square of mosquito netting are all I carry in the summer. No need for insulation in Texas.
Unless I'm going to sleep on sandy or rocky soil I also forgo the sleeping pad. An insulating pad also protects you from Hot Ground!!!!Jun 5, 2008 at 5:00 pm #1436801Ernie ElkinsMember
@earthdwellerLocale: North Carolina
I made a lightweight quilt from a fleece throw. I've considered trying a silk liner, but I prefer to play it safe and carry a bit more weight (my quilt weighs 12-13 oz). The quilt has proven to be very comfortable in temps in the low to mid 70's.Jun 5, 2008 at 6:30 pm #1436813Jeff BooneBPL Member
When it's above 80 degrees at night I've had great success staying at home and using the air conditioner!!!Jun 6, 2008 at 10:57 am #1436893Nat LimMember
@lithiummetalmanLocale: Cesspool Central!
Might be overkill,
but a poncho liner? Kinda like the Integral designs poncho liner. Double duties as insulation and sleeping!
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