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final list
My final list is below: Sleeping Arrangements are (oz weight listed): 40.6 - Single Person Wenzel Tent 14.4 - Blue Pad 29.0 - Homemade 7.5 oz Climashield APEX quilt 6.7 - Klymit Pad Camp...

In Gear Lists » Clothing / Sleeping help for Tennessee in October
October 03, 11:38am

ended up making a 7.5oz quilt
I ended up being weather conservative and making a 7.5 oz quilt (6ft. by 4ft.). The weight came in at 29 oz (which tells me climashield is a little heavier than advertised). It all came down t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Will this quilt work?
October 02, 7:02am

Re: over kill
Sounds like the 7.5oz will do the trick for keeping me warm. It should be interesting to see how bulky it turns out. I have never ran into any problems with my homemade pack. It has some serious ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Will this quilt work?
September 26, 7:02am

Will this quilt work?
I am heading for a 5 day hike and might end up in some 30 degree weather. I was thinking about taking both of the following bags/quilts: 36.8 oz - North Face Equinox Mummy Bag (rated to 35 degr...

In Make Your Own Gear » Will this quilt work?
September 25, 4:42pm

shelters
Thanks for the rain comment. I just ordered some 10 oz driducks. People seem to live by them. I am not sure why I ever got that expensive windshirt. As far as camping goes, we are actually pl...

In Gear Lists » Clothing / Sleeping help for Tennessee in October
September 25, 3:55pm

Making a blanket...
I could possibly make a quilt in time for my trip. I have some 2.5 oz Climashield APEX leftover from last year with ripstop. The quilt I make last year is 13 oz with one layer of 2.5 oz. Wou...

In Gear Lists » Clothing / Sleeping help for Tennessee in October
September 25, 6:51am

heat loss with sleeping on the ground?
Got ya... Last question. I have slept on the walmart blue pad and as long as I am on the ground, it seems comfortable enough. Is there a heat loss issue with sleeping on one?

In Gear Lists » Clothing / Sleeping help for Tennessee in October
September 24, 7:54pm

thanks...but not sure about the sleeping bag comment.
Thanks for the feedback. It definitely helps. To clarify...are you saying the Equinox Mummy is too little? My sleeping bags/quilts are: 36.8 - North Face Equinox Mummy Bag (rated to 35 degr...

In Gear Lists » Clothing / Sleeping help for Tennessee in October
September 24, 7:17pm

Clothing / Sleeping help for Tennessee in October
In early October, I am going for a week trek on the AT in Tennessee. Temps supposedly could get to the high 20's. I have very little cold weather experience camping so I am looking for some ...

In Gear Lists » Clothing / Sleeping help for Tennessee in October
September 24, 6:18pm

Clothing Additions for Fall Hiking
I am planning a Fall hike in Virgina (AT). This will be my first non-summer hike. I am curious about what clothing changes I should make (for both hiking and sleeping). My summer hiking clothes ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Clothing Additions for Fall Hiking
January 25, 8:34am

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