I'd be interested in your thoughts as to why my 12 year shivered (hypothermic)while sleeping and was very cold the whole night. And yes he will be retrained on hypothermia, its affects and how to avoid this in future.
First the facts:
Sleeping Pad - Luna Mt Washington egg crate design closed cell
Bag - Montbell UL SS Down #2, 25 degree bag
sleeping clothes - tshirt, sweat pants
tent - Warmlite2
snack before bed - hot chocolate(I think)/rice crispy cake
47* at 10pm, humidity 66%, dew pt 36%
45* at 1am, humidity 62%, dew pt 33%
40* at 6am, humidity 62%, dew pt 29.7%
Day temp ranged from 50* to 65* in early afternoon, but was drizzling with high 60's humidity. Son was probably damp when going to bed.
Based on temps, even with high humidity, I am surprised he was so cold. Some adults who went said it felt very very cold.
My thoughts on reason are either:
- too much extra room in bag
- insufficient ground cloth
- going to bed with damp skin (probably dried off while changing so I doubt this)
Am I missing something? What do you think my best way to rectify this would be? I can understand being cold to a certain extend but it seems there was a big breakdown somewhere.