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Lightweight Blanket/Insert
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Jason Johnson
(etex9799) - F
Lightweight Blanket/Insert on 04/29/2013 11:39:47 MDT Print View

Here in my part of Texas it doesnt get too cold very often..just chilly at times. I recently bought a Snugpak(gay name I know) jungle bag. Really thin, quality is there. Slept inthe back yard a few nights with my thermometer...with cotton base layer (did I just mention cotton in this forum? sorry. :) but with cotton base and wool beanie i was fine down to 47ish.....I really bought this for 55 and up ..HOWEVER...I really like this bag so much that I would like to DIY an insert of some kind that maybe snaps in for giving me an additional 10-15 degrees for nights when we get down in low 40's high 30's.

Im thinking of using some kind of solid insulation sandwhiched between some silk and add some snaps...OR..maybe someting that doesnt need an inner and outer...just some kind of insulation to keep it simple. Anxious to hear any suggestions...


(smoke) - F
Does it have to be DIY? on 04/29/2013 14:22:10 MDT Print View

I know what you said, but what about just using a Sleeping Bag Liner such as those made by Sea to Summit? I think the S2S ones come in 3 different constructions/ratings.

Steve B
(geokite) - F

Locale: Southern California
Suggestion on 04/29/2013 15:23:51 MDT Print View

My only suggestion would be a better adjective to describe the name Snugpak. It is 2012 you know, and we are not all in high school.


Edited by geokite on 04/29/2013 15:24:41 MDT.

Daniel Pittman
(pitsy) - M

Locale: Central Texas
Snugpak on 04/29/2013 18:02:36 MDT Print View

Yeah, well.... If it was called the 'Fudgepak', then you could call it a gay name. I live in Texas, too... guess your part of Texas isn't Travis County?

Ryan Smith
(ViolentGreen) - F

Locale: Southeast
Re: Snugpak on 04/29/2013 18:17:09 MDT Print View

"Fudgepak"....Bravo Daniel!


todd h
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: SE
Re: Lightweight Blanket/Insert on 04/29/2013 18:50:14 MDT Print View

I don't think you meant harm, but a little more tact is in order.

Bill Fornshell employed a similar idea here:

He was (is) on the cutting edge of UL/SUL MYOG. Cool stuff.

Good luck and show us your results!